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  • Mon Monday 30th
    10°C 8°C
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  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 5°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    9°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    11°C 4°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 1400 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy. Rain then showers tonight, scattered showers on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in places, will spread east this evening, with scattered blustery showers following after midnight. Becoming very windy, with gales developing in places. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Feeling cool in the strong winds which may reach gale force in places early in the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny intervals and just the odd shower on Wednesday. Increasingly cloudy on Thursday, with some rain likely in the west during the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with occasional rain on Friday.

Updated at: 1536 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales, and rain clearing to showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy overnight, with gales, locally severe. Rain will clear away eastwards by midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. Some hail and sleet likely at times in the north, with snow settling on hills, leading to icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Another windy day, with gales likely, severe gales in places, and feeling chilly. There'll be sunny spells and further blustery showers, these wintry in the north, snow settling on hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing later Wednesday, and showers gradually fading, though rain into the southwest later. Mainly fine early Thursday, before rain spreads slowly northeast. Cloudy, with some rain for most Friday.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Apr 2015 to Monday 13 Apr 2015:

Probably a fair amount of cloud around Saturday and Sunday. Also most likely a good deal of dry weather, though some southern and western parts may see some early rain Saturday and some eastern parts may catch isolated showers this weekend. Winds will be mainly light, and daytime temperatures most likely near or just below average. Into Easter Monday, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely to affect northwestern parts, whilst other areas remain largely dry and bright. The unsettled conditions then look likely to spread further across the UK by mid-week, many parts breezier then too. Thereafter, northwestern areas are likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather, with the best of the drier and brighter conditions to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 28 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Yeovil – Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Norwich – Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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Brighton information

Still one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK, Brighton has been a tourist hotspot for many years thanks to its climate, nightlife and fantastic shopping.

The advent of the railway really helped to boost the city's profile. Brighton has consistently attracted visitors for day trips, weekends and entire holidays, with its proximity to London has helped create a huge tourist industry that erupted during the Victorian era, with the building of several attractions including the West Pier and the Palace Pier.

Modern-day Brighton has much to echo the luxury of the Georgian and Victorian eras, with a new swathe of independent boutiques opening in key shopping areas of the city, such as The Lanes, which is packed full of quirky shops, jewellers, antiques dealers and specialist restaurants.

February in Brighton is often the coldest month with an average daytime minimum of 1.9 °C which is a degree higher than the UK average. The relatively mild winters can be attributed to Brighton's close proximity to the sea. Similarly, air frost is lower in Brighton than national figures during winter. The highest number of days when an air frost forms is typically in February. January has the joint highest number of 'rain days' with November at 12.7.

Temperatures climb steadily from an average maximum of 10 °C in March to approaching 16 °C in May. Although rare it is not unheard of for air frost to occur in May. Rainfall is quite low in Brighton all year round. During spring the most rain usually falls in March. Rainfall accumulation and days of rain are slightly higher in spring than summer though.

August is the warmest month in Brighton with an average maximum of 20.8 °C. Heat waves are usually accompanied by warm nights. The UK record for a minimum temperature overnight was set in Brighton. It was 23.9 °C on 4th August 1990. For Brighton, summer is the driest time of the year. On average around 45.1 mm of rainfall is recorded in July making it the driest month.

Mild temperatures generally last until October, where highs of 15 °C are likely. Air frost days are predominately from November onwards although there are sometimes a few in October. Rainfall accumulation is highest in autumn than any other season, and October in particular typically sees the peak concentration.

All climate data based on Shoreham, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 30 October 2014