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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry, though rather cloudy and misty. Very mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry. Clear spells this evening but patchy mist and low cloud may become more extensive later in the night. Feeling very mild for the time of year. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Another unseasonably warm day, with low cloud and mist clearing to leave long sunny spells, though high cloud may occasionally make the sun hazy. Becoming breezy later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain clearing on Saturday to become dry later, but increasingly breezy. Rain through much of Sunday, remaining breezy and feeling cooler. Monday a mix of sunny spells and showers.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet in northwestern Britain. Dry and warm in the southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain rather cloudy and very mild, with the best of any clear spells in the east of the UK. Patchy rain will continue in some western areas, perhaps turning heavy and persistent over northwest Scotland.

Friday:

Dry across much of the country with warm sunny spells, especially in the south and east. Winds will strengthen in the west, with rain edging slowly form the northwest later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain in the northwest of the UK will continue southeastwards during the weekend. Cooler, showery weather will follow on Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday. It will be windy too.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Thursday 13 Nov 2014:

On Tuesday, a cool and showery north or northwesterly airstream will affect the UK, with showers most frequent in the northwest where they may fall as snow over hills. It will be windy at times too. Temperatures generally a little below average, and feeling cold in comparison to the recent very mild weather. Showers should gradually ease from around midweek with more in the way of brighter weather, and frost at night. Thereafter a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Nov 2014 to Friday 28 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Clear night 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Light 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