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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    11°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 6°C
    Cloudy
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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry overnight, showers spreading east on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers at first this evening, but most parts will become dry and rather chilly overnight with some clear spells, and with winds slowly easing. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

After a dry start with some sunny spells, thickening cloud and scattered showers will spread east from late morning, these merging to give some more general rain by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday mostly dry and bright but rain likely in the west later. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Friday, but Saturday should be dry with some bright or sunny spells.

Updated at: 1548 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Still windy. Blustery wintry showers in north, clear spells elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Winds easing, however staying windy with further gales possible around northern and eastern coasts and in exposed locations. Showers continuing, becoming more confined to the north, where wintry and occasionally heavy, with icy patches developing. Clear spells forming elsewhere.

Wednesday:

Breezy with sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north. A bright start in the south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east, bringing some rain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely dry and cold to start Thursday, but some rain in southwest, probably spreading northeast, leaving it cloudy with some outbreaks of rain Good Friday. Drier, but fairly cloudy Saturday.

Updated at: 1549 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Weather map

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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 – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 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 – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Clear night 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Partly cloudy night 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Light shower 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