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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rain clearing southwards. Becoming dry and bright.

Today:

Cloudy to begin with with a little light rain in places but this should clear southwards later in the morning with some sunshine for the afternoon, especially further north. Becoming breezy in the east. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Tonight:

Long clear periods developing, especially inland. A little more cloud near the coast but most parts should stay dry. Winds easing light. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Sunday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm with mainly light winds. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm in sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog forming inland.

Updated at: 0310 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells. Turning chilly overnight.

Today:

Most places will have a fine day with some sunny spells. Patchy rain and drizzle across southern parts of the UK will clear during the morning. It'll be dry for most, though isolated showers possible across the far east.

Tonight:

Cloud will thicken across Scotland with some patchy rain likely here. Elsewhere will be dry and chilly with clear spells, allowing a touch of frost to form in the countryside.

Sunday:

After a chilly start, most places will have a fine day with sunny spells. However, it will be cloudier across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some patchy rain.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog. Turning breezier later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0314 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 9 Sep 2015 to Friday 18 Sep 2015:

Initially settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions may well move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Saturday 19 Sep 2015 to Saturday 3 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the east holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0314 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Light rain 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Light shower night 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 – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Clear night 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 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