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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Gales moderating overnight. Rain possible in the far south tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered blustery showers will die out overnight, with the strong to gale force winds slowly moderating. Some clear spells will develop, but thicker cloud may bring outbreaks of rain to the far south of the region by Tuesday morning. Minimum Temperature 2°C.

Tuesday:

Any more general cloud and rain in the far south should clear away east in the morning to leave a day of bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower Wednesday. Thursday cloudier with some showers spreading east. Some wet and windy weather likely on Friday, perhaps with a wintry mix in the north.

Updated at: 1411 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very strong winds slowly easing. Showery rain continuing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Gales across the south will ease however it will remain windy. Further showery rain will continue to spread across many areas overnight, although central areas should become clearer and colder. Also mostly dry in northeast Scotland with a frost.

Tuesday:

Windy, with showery rain moving south, wintry over high ground, especially in the north. Sharp showers continuing across the south with gales possible, particularly in the afternoon. Colder.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cold, easing winds and mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered wintry showers and overnight frosts. Stronger winds with further rain and hill snow in the south on Friday.

Updated at: 1312 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Feb 2016 to Monday 22 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Cold, showery conditions across the north at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further south more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west early in the following week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Later on, unsettled conditions are likely to return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 8 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 1312 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16.0m 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