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Issued at: 0800 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dull and overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Today:

The day will be dull and overcast across the region with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, and with mist and patchy fog becoming extensive by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

It will stay cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle, and with widespread mist and patchy fog persisting. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Thursday:

Mostly cloudy but mild with patchy rain or drizzle and misty at first, but many parts becoming dry during the afternoon with some brighter spells developing. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry and breezy on Friday, with some bright or sunny intervals developing. Mostly dry over the weekend with lighter winds, and some brighter spells, especially in the south.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and damp for many, but brighter in the northwest.

Today:

Many places dull and damp with extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog, as well as outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Northwest Scotland and much of Northern Ireland will be largely dry with some sunshine, though some fog patches too.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and damp for most, with some heavier rain in parts of central southern England in the evening probably moving north across the Midlands through the early hours.

Thursday:

Outbreaks of rain continuing northwards across northern England during the morning and then southern Scotland. Elsewhere, largely cloudy but becoming mainly dry. Light winds picking up in the west later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining largely cloudy but dry. Breezy on Friday, making it feel quite chilly, but winds easing for the weekend. Southern parts probably in with the best chance of brighter spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 9 Dec 2014:

Rain across northwestern parts on Sunday gradually moving southeastwards through Monday, weakening as it does so, with clearer and colder conditions following. Generally cloudy conditions ahead of this rain with a few spots of rain or drizzle, and locally murky conditions. Thereafter mainly dry and settled weather is most likely, with some sunny spells, but also an increasing risk of fog and frost patches as winds ease through the week. However, northwestern parts are likely to be unsettled and windy at times with showers or longer spells of rain. Temperatures will be around normal, or rather cold, especially where fog lingers. The week after next, the more unsettled conditions in the northwest, are increasingly likely to spread to other parts of the UK and temperatures perhaps becoming less cold.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 24 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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