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Issued at: 1100 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Generally dry, with the best sunshine across southern areas.

Today:

Generally dry with long sunny spells, especially across southern areas. Cloud will tend to increase through the morning, bringing a chance of a few light showers. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with clear periods across the south. Further north cloudier conditions bring the chance chance of isolated light showers. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Wednesday:

Many places will remain dry, with some bright or sunny spells, but there is a chance showers arriving which could become heavy and thundery through the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 23°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy and perhaps thundery, gradually clearing. Saturday chance of early rain, otherwise sunny spells and isolated showers for Friday and Saturday.

Updated at: 1225 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy today, with showery rain in the north and west.

Today:

Showery rain will affect many northern and western areas, heavy in places, especially this morning. Drier in the south and east with some warm sunny spells. Rather windy, with gales in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers or rain will continue to affect many northern and western parts, also spreading into the southwest. Drier elsewhere and staying mild. Southerly winds will ease.

Wednesday:

Further showery rain, mainly in the west at first, but spreading increasingly north and eastwards. The best sunshine in the southeast, though showers probably developing here too, perhaps thundery. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Much less breezy by Thursday, though staying generally changeable into Friday with a mix of sunny spells and showers or spells of rain. Mainly fine on Saturday.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 18 Aug 2015:

Sunday will be mainly dry, bright and warm in the south, while northern and central areas will be rather cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain at times. It will also be windy in the north especially in the northwest, where gales are possible in exposed areas. A similar theme will prevail thereafter, with the north and west having the more unsettled, wetter, windier conditions, although there will be some drier, brighter interludes here at times. The south, meanwhile, will see a good deal of dry, bright weather throughout the period, albeit with a small chance of cloudier intervals. Temperatures will range from near normal in the north and northwest, to warm, or very warm at times, in the south and southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 19 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 2 Sep 2015:

Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any dry and bright spells, with northern areas likely to see more in the way of cloudier, showery weather. However, the north is also likely to see some spells of more settled, drier and brighter weather and the south could still see the occasional brief showery interlude. Temperatures will generally be near normal in the north, but could be locally warm in any brighter periods. The south will generally be warm, with some periods of very warm weather possible.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Weather map

Tue 1300

Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower day 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Light rain 51.621 -3.9424
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny intervals 50.3713 -4.1348
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 0m 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