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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy and cold, but mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry, clear and cold evening with mostly clear skies, just a few patches of cloud at times. Remaining quite breezy overnight, especially along the north Kent coast and exposed southern coastal areas. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Saturday:

Mainly dry and windy through the morning with occasional cloud and bright, sunny spells. It should remain dry during the afternoon, with winds gradually easing during the evening. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, becoming milder again, but windy with some rain later. Monday and Tuesday, remaining generally cloudy, windy and rather mild with further outbreaks of light rain at times.

Updated at: 1850 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wintry showers in the north. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Blustery showers continuing in the north and locally in the west, snow and ice a risk in Scotland, especially high ground. Largely dry elsewhere with lengthy clear spells, though the strength of the wind will prevent a widespread frost.

Saturday:

Showers at first in the north and parts of the west, wintry over northern hills. However, most places becoming dry with long sunny spells. Winds slowly easing and feeling cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning milder but windy and largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times. Colder and clearer conditions in the far north will then spread gradually southwards through Tuesday.

Updated at: 1432 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Dec 2014 to Friday 2 Jan 2015:

A band of cloud and rain is likely to be affecting many central parts of the UK at first on Christmas Eve, clearing the southeast later. Colder conditions then spreading to many areas, continuing into Christmas day, with some wintry showers across N areas. Probably becoming increasingly unsettled into the weekend, with the risk of persistent heavy rain, gales and also a risk of significant snow, this more likely across some northern parts. Conditions after Christmas likely to remain predominantly cold across the N, but with the chance of milder interludes across the far south. Otherwise the following week looks perhaps rather cold on the whole, with snow showers likely across many northern areas but milder, wetter interludes possible at times. Generally windy for many throughout.

UK Outlook for Saturday 3 Jan 2015 to Saturday 17 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around or slightly below average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 1432 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Clear 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 – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Partly cloudy night 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Partly cloudy 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 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