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Issued at: 1600 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy with heavy rain this evening. Gales and showers thereafter.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming very windy with a band of briefly heavy rain moving quickly eastwards during the early evening, leaving drier and cooler conditions across the region after midnight, and remaining fairly windy. Gales likely along the south coast during the evening. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Chilly and windy, but dry for many with sunny spells and only isolated showers. Cloudier and less windy during the afternoon ahead of a band of heavy rain arriving later. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining cold. Mostly windy with plenty of sunshine, but also some scattered showers at times, these occasionally wintry. Some overnight frost and icy patches likely.

Updated at: 1509 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales for many. Rain moving east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy with gales for many, locally severe across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Rain moving east across the UK, but more persistent in the northwest where also the heaviest. Clearer, colder, showery conditions spreading from the west later.

Sunday:

Gales continuing at first, but winds easing through the day. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. A spell of heavy rain moving across the south later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy, perhaps gales in places through Monday and Tuesday, with wintry showers, becoming more persistent at times in the northwest. Turning drier from the west on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1434 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Mar 2015 to Saturday 14 Mar 2015:

It should be cold and bright at first on Thursday, then whilst it will likely stay dry and sunny across southern and eastern parts; cloud, rain and strong winds should move into the far northwest. This will slowly sink southeast,later on Thursday and through Friday. It should then become drier and less windy, although further rain is possible in the northwest later on Friday. More changeable conditions with variable cloud and occasional outbreaks of rain or drizzle likely follow over the weekend. Drier conditions look to become more prevalent in the following week with temperatures close to, or slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights in contrast. There could be some cloudier interludes with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Mar 2015 to Sunday 29 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that there will be higher than average pressure across the whole UK at first, but that this effect would weaken and become more focussed over and to the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there would 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 is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely to be close to average, perhaps slightly below average in the southwest, perhaps bringing some cold nights with the risk of overnight frosts, and maybe with some overnight mist or fog.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Heavy rain 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 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 – Heavy rain 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Overcast 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Heavy rain 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Heavy rain 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