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Issued at: 0800 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some sunny spells but also scattered, locally heavy showers developing.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells, especially at first, but becoming rather cloudy at times with scattered showers developing, these occasionally heavy with the risk of thunder, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Some locally heavy showers at first, but these should die out before midnight with all parts becoming dry. Some clear spells forming with perhaps a few mist patches later. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Thursday:

Dry with some bright or sunny spells at first, but becoming cloudy at times by the afternoon with scattered showers developing. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy, cool and windy on Friday with some rain or showers. Becoming drier Saturday with winds easing and some bright or sunny spells developing. Dry on Sunday with sunny spells.

Updated at: 0344 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and scattered showers. Windy in the northeast.

Today:

Another day of sunshine and scattered showers, these turning heavy and thundery at times in the south. A cloudier picture further north, turning windy in the northeast of Scotland with gales on some exposed coasts. Feeling cooler than yesterday.

Tonight:

Showers easing, especially in the south of the country. Clear spells will develop, allowing temperatures to fall. Winds strengthening along northeastern coasts, with gales in the far northeast. Rather cold.

Thursday:

Drier for many, although turning rather cloudy, best of the brightness in the south. Outbreaks of showery rain, with accompanying strong winds across eastern England, with gales in exposure.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain in the southeast Friday, drier and brighter elsewhere. Turning drier through the weekend with sunny periods and lighter winds. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, chilly by night.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 6 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 15 Sep 2015:

Sunday is likely to be a rather cloudy day with some patchy rain for a time towards the north as well as coasts and hills exposed to the northerly wind. Brighter conditions with some sunshine are likely in the south. Sunnier conditions develop through Monday, with just a few showers around windward coasts. Through the rest of the period settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. Temperatures may trend upwards towards the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 30 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is likely to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Towards the end of the month a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing again towards the north and west later.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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