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Issued at: 1500 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Widespread frost tonight. Coastal wintry showers, drier elsewhere. Cold.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some coastal wintry showers at first, otherwise becoming dry with clear spells. A widespread frost developing away from immediate coasts, with a sharp frost likely inland as winds fall lighter here. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Monday:

A dry day for most after a sharp morning frost. Some sunny spells, but a little more cloud likely by the afternoon. Generally lighter winds but cold. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Remaining cold with widespread frosts and icy patches. Further snow showers are likely, with a developing northeasterly wind pushing them further inland. Some accumulations likely inland, particularly on hills.

Updated at: 1438 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with coastal wintry showers, more persistent in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing across Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and some eastern coastal areas. Otherwise, mostly dry with clear spells and winds easing across the UK. A very cold night with a widespread, locally severe frost and icy patches.

Monday:

A cold start, then mainly dry with sunny spells and further wintry showers affecting western and eastern coasts. A band of rain, sleet and snow moves into northern Scotland later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy with a band of sleet and snow moving southwards Tuesday and weakening. Wintry showers in the east. Mostly dry with wintry showers north and east from Wednesday. Overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 Feb 2015 to Sunday 15 Feb 2015:

The cold weather will continue through Friday and Saturday, particularly in the south. There is likely to be some snow showers in the southeast at first, with widespread overnight frosts. There is a risk of more widespread rain and snow over north-western parts from Saturday as conditions are likely to become more influenced by the Atlantic. Temperatures gradually becoming less cold here, although the transition period will have the potential for further snow in places. Elsewhere, conditions will be mainly dry with some sunshine. Through the second week of February, temperatures will remain near or just below average and it will be often dry, particularly in the south. However, it will be generally more unsettled in the northwest and less cold, under the influence of Atlantic air.

UK Outlook for Monday 16 Feb 2015 to Monday 2 Mar 2015:

Whilst changeable Atlantic conditions will likely prevail at the start of the period, mainly in the north, it currently looks most probable that a period of more settled weather will dominate in the south. This leaves most parts of the UK with slightly drier, and colder conditions than average with overnight frosts and patchy fog likely at times.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Light shower night 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Partly cloudy night 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Partly cloudy night 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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Southampton information

Southampton has long been established as one of the UK's foremost ports. Whilst today's docks may be best known for departing cruise liners, the city has played a major part in maritime history. Southampton was the city that first saw the departure of the Mayflower in 1620 and, in 1912, Southampton was the starting point for the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage.

The Southampton boat show is also held annually in the city and is a key event in the maritime calendar.

The city has a proud sporting culture, with Southampton Football Club playing at the St Mary's Stadium. The Rose Bowl, home to Hampshire Cricket Club, also hosts regular international cricket.

Generally Southampton has mild winters. The average minimum temperature only falls as low as 2.6 °C in February; which is the coldest month of the year. This is mainly as a result of its close proximity to the sea. Likewise February also has the maximum number of air frost days, though notably lower than the UK average. The highest number of days with rainfall more than 1mm are in January - and winter has more than any other season. Despite this, rainfall accumulation is higher in autumn.

Temperatures can be mild from March onwards, with long term highs of 11 °C. By May, this figure rises to 17 °C. Costal locations can be affected by sea breezes, which result in lower maximum temperatures than further inland. Sunshine hours increases significantly in April from the previous month, and the figure is much higher than the UK average. Rainfall in Southampton is lower in spring than nationally, with May the driest month in the season.

July is the hottest month in Southampton and August is close behind. Average daytime maxima are 22.4 °C and 22.3 °C respectively. Extreme maximum temperatures can occur in either month and are usually associated with heat waves lasting several days. The highest temperature ever recorded in Southampton was 35.6 °C on 28th June. There are more sunshine hours in summer than any other season. Rainfall averages in Southampton during summer are half the national average and the driest month of the year is July, with an average of only 42 mm of rain.

Temperatures usually stay warm in September with an average daytime maximum of 19.8 °C. This is around 3 °C higher than the UK average. Rainfall accumulation in Southampton is highest in Autumn compared to any other season and typically the most rain falls in November. Days of air frost are around 1 day every two years in October, but the likelihood increases dramatically in November.

All climate data based on Southampton W.C, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 29 October 2014