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  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 11°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 10°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    18°C 16°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showery rain overnight. Mostly fine Friday morning, scattered showers later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mostly cloudy this evening with occasional showery rain arriving from the west. Some of this rain may be heavy, especially in the far southeast around dawn, by which time it should become somewhat drier further northwest. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Friday:

Partly cloudy with a few showers at first, but becoming drier during the morning with sunny spells. A scattering of showers are likely to develop again during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday rather cool with sunshine and scattered heavy showers. Sunday largely fine and dry, with light winds. Monday may start cloudy and wet, with a chance of brightening up later.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showery rain clearing south overnight. Sunshine and showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Less chilly than recent nights for southern parts with cloud and outbreaks of showery rain, possibly heavy at times, becoming confined to the southeast. Clearer and cooler conditions in the north with scattered showers, mainly in the far north.

Friday:

Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain across southeastern areas, clearing in the morning. Sunny spells and a few showers following, most frequent in the northeast. Another cool day.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny periods on Saturday with showers mainly in northern and eastern areas. Cool at first, but mostly fine on Sunday. Outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards on Bank Holiday Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. 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 unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Southampton Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Light rain 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Cloudy 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 Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Light shower day 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 Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Heavy shower day 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Sunny intervals 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