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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Colder than of late, and windy with isolated wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold and windy, with mainly dry conditions overnight and clear periods. A few scattered sleet or snow showers are likely, particularly later in the night in the west across Hampshire and Berkshire. Icy stretches may from on untreated surfaces. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Thursday:

Staying cold and breezy with sunny spells and scattered rain, sleet and snow showers, some heavy enough to give temporary accumulations in places, mainly over hills. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold and breezy at times bringing a notable wind-chill. Often dry and bright but with a few periods of heavy sleet or snow showers. Overnight frost and icy patches likely.

Updated at: 1539 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with snow showers, heaviest in northwest. Frost overnight. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a windy night with frequent snow showers, locally thundery, across northern and northwestern parts. Scattered wintry showers elsewhere, these mainly in west. Drier and clearer conditions in the southeast, this will allow a frost to develop.

Thursday:

Another cold day with sunny spells, sleet and snow showers. However, across southern parts snow primarily falling over hills. Strong winds, mainly in the west, will accentuate the cold feel.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday, wintry over hills. Thereafter, colder northerly winds will bring snow showers to northern parts and windward coasts, with drier conditions further inland.

Updated at: 1524 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 2 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 11 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over southwestern areas, early in the week. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 12 Feb 2015 to Thursday 26 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 1524 on Wed 28 Jan 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 – Light shower day 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Heavy shower day 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light shower day 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Light shower day 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Light shower day 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Light shower day 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