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    9°C 1°C
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    10°C 7°C
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  • Fri Friday 6th
    9°C 7°C
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  • Sat Saturday 7th
    11°C 7°C
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Tuesday (03 March 2015)
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Issued at: 0800 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly fine with increasingly isolated showers.

Today:

Rather cloudy with some rain in the east first thing, however this will soon clear to leave a bright and breezy day with isolated light rain showers, although most areas should stay largely dry. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Largely dry with clear spells overnight, which when taken with easing winds should lead to a frost in places by dawn. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Wednesday:

Feeling less cold than recent days in the combination of light winds and lengthy sunny periods. Most areas will be dry throughout, with very isolated rain showers possible. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Becoming milder during this period, although it will remain on the breezy side at times. Largely dry throughout, Thursday will probably be brightest, with cloudier periods possible from Friday.

Updated at: 0256 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers, mainly north. Snowfall over hills. Windy.

Today:

Frosty start for northern and western areas, rain clearing the southeast. Mixture of sunshine and showers, mainly affecting the north and west, turning heavy, wintry and thundery at times, giving snowfall over hills. Windy, with gales over hills and coasts.

Tonight:

Showers continuing overnight easing by dawn, mainly affecting the north and west with snowfall over hills and some to lower levels too. Elsewhere mostly dry. Staying windy but easing later.

Wednesday:

Frost at first. Wintry showers gradually dying away, leaving a mostly dry day with plenty of sunshine, although still feeling cold. Cloud and rain reaching northwest after dark. Winds easing.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Turning milder. Bright start Thursday, before rain and cloud spreads southeastwards, continuing to affect northern and central parts Friday. Cloudy Saturday, rain in northwest, becoming clearer in south. Winds strengthening.

Updated at: 0238 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Mar 2015 to Monday 16 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely through the weekend with wetter weather in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain probably becoming slow moving. It will also be windy perhaps with gales in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are likely to be around normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 31 Mar 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before more than likely weakening and becoming more focussed across the south of the UK by the end of the month. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather looks relatively small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south. Some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1123 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Weather map

Tue 0900

Weather forecast map for Southampton

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