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Issued at: 2100 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Overnight mist and low cloud. Wednesday, warm, sunny spells developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening sunshine but mist and low cloud will roll in from the east overnight, giving fog in places, especially over higher areas. Another mild night but with the northeasterly breeze picking up. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

A grey, misty start but sunny spells developing for most and becoming warm. The northeasterly breeze will keep it cooler along the north Kent coast, though, with mist lingering there. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Easterly breezes bringing misty low cloud overnight, clearing to very warm, sunny spells for most by day. Risk of slow-moving showers, especially late Thursday into Friday, perhaps heavy and thundery.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another misty, cloudy night for some. Brighter and warm later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Extensive low cloud, mist and fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK once again tonight, with the chance of drizzle in places too. Dry with some clear spells in the west.

Wednesday:

Many eastern parts staying cloudy with patchy drizzle. Mostly dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells as cloud breaks, but some showers possible later, mainly the far southwest where perhaps thundery.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Further sunny spells for many but cloudier across northeastern areas. Heavy, thundery showers likely to develop, mostly across southern and central parts of the UK where it'll be very warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

Sunday should be mostly fine with sunny spells, although still with the risk of showers in the south, while thickening cloud in the far northwest may bring some light rain later. It is then likely to remain largely settled into early next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler than preceding days, whilst outbreaks of rain alternate with sunshine further north. Later in the week, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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