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  • Fri Friday
    20°C 17°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 15°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 16°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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WSW 7 10 W 5 7 W 5 6 SW 6 12 SSW 8 16 SW 10 18 WSW 9 16 SW 7 12
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Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Warm and sunny today with some thundery rain overnight.

Today:

All parts will have another fine day with spells of sunshine. With light winds it will feel warm during the afternoon. Cloud will thicken from the west by the end of the day. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Although some parts will start dry, outbreaks of rain will spread across most parts overnight. Some of the rain could be heavy and thundery. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Saturday:

After a promising start to the day further heavy showers are likely to develop during the day. Still feeling warm in the sunshine but with the breeze picking up. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Continuing warm with some sunshine but also a few showers, some of which could be heavy.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers for many, merging to more persistent rain at times.

Today:

A band of showers and rain across western parts of the UK at first, heavy at times, will spread gradually eastwards, though become increasingly fragmented. Elsewhere, a scattering of showers, but remaining mostly dry, fine and warm in the southeast.

Tonight:

Becoming drier in the north of the UK. Further showery rain will spread across many southern areas, heavy at times, particularly parts of the southeast and east.

Saturday:

Showery rain in the south will spread northwards. The rain heavy at times. Best of any sunshine across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and later the south and southeast of England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy rain in the north on Sunday, clearing from the south later. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday. Heavy showers Tuesday, merging in the west.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Friday 15 Aug 2014:

A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers are likely during Wednesday and Thursday, although southern and eastern parts are likely to see more frequent drier intervals and sunny spells. It then remains unsettled Friday and into the weekend, especially in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. A gradual trend to more settled conditions across the south is then signalled by the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter weather, but likely to stay unsettled across the northwest. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate, but locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Saturday 16 Aug 2014 to Saturday 30 Aug 2014:

Current signals are for westerly type conditions to dominate during this period. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However these spells will then be interspersed with more changeable conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. These conditions are most likely across northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine spells. There is also a trend for temperatures to be around or above average, and perhaps turning very warm at times during the more settled spells, particularly in the south and east.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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 and 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.

Nestled between two rivers, the Test and Itchen, Southampton benefits from a double high tide which is created by both rivers, making the movement of large ships an easier feat. This feature is what has made Southampton a key port for some of the world’s most established cruise operators. This led to the beautiful Ocean Village being created in 1986 and since, then it has played host to The Global Challenge yacht race in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and is the home of The Southampton Yacht Club.

The Southampton boat show is also held annually in the city and is a key event in the maritime calendar.

But there is more to Southampton that just its port. For starters, 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.

As it sits on the southern coast of the UK Southampton benefits from the oceanic climate, but due to its low lying location, has some of the warmest sunniest weather in the UK, and has held the record for the warmest June in the UK since 1976.

Southampton, which gained city status in 1964, has many claims to fame including the oldest bowling green in the world, which dates back to before 1299 and it is still in use. Every August a unique competition takes place there for the Knighthood of the Old Green, the winner being entitled to be called ‘Sir’ within the club.

The writer Jane Austen and members of her family lived in Southampton between 1806 and 1809 and a new Jane Austen Trail is linked to a series of plaques in the Old Town tracing her associations with Southampton