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Issued at: 1900 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Increasing cloud with some showers. Slight frost in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will increase overnight with some showers. Clear spells will allow a slight frost to form in places away from coasts. Winds will be light and variable, but picking up near coasts later. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Friday:

Occasionally bright, especially at first, but with broken cloud. A few light showers will persist at times through the day. Winds will mainly light. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy on Saturday with rain, occasionally heavy, and perhaps wintry in north later. Freshening easterly winds. Occasional wintry showers on Sunday and Monday with bright spells and brisk northerly winds.

Updated at: 1430 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frost and scattered showers. Some snow across eastern Scotland tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold with scattered showers. The showers mainly towards the south and near the coast, but falling briefly as sleet or snow on high ground. Becoming widely frosty with fog patches, especially across northern, eastern and central Britain.

Friday:

Cold with broken cloud and scattered showers. The showers falling as sleet or snow on higher ground. More persistent sleet or snow potentially edging southwards across eastern Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Wet and breezy with hill snow in the south Saturday, but brighter with wintry showers in north. Colder with brisk northerly winds and occasional sleet or snow showers Sunday onwards.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16.0m 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