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Issued at: 0200 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy evening, but mostly dry. Clear spells developing by dawn.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy evening for many, with the odd spot of rain or drizzle possible, although cloud will slowly clear to the south and east. Some clear spells are then likely to develop during the early hours of Wednesday. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Wednesday:

A bright start for most places, although cloud will gradually build from the west. It should stay dry, and feeling warm, but turning rather breezy by dusk. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Early rain will gradually clear to sunny spells and showers during Thursday, but staying breezy. These sunny spells and blustery showers continue during Friday and Saturday, turning heavy at times.

Updated at: 1414 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and dry in the south-east. Windy in the north.

Today:

Dry with variable cloud and occasional bright or sunny spells in the south and east, but cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the west. Scotland will be cloudy with rain in the west, and gales further north.

Tonight:

A band of rain will move south-east overnight. Cloudy conditions to the south-east of this, and clearer conditions, although with some showers, to the north-west. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain will slowly clear through the south-east. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere, although with showers in the north-west. Gales, or severe gales are expected for Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers perhaps heavy and prolonged on Saturday. Winds easing, although still breezy. Sunday should be drier, with light winds and sunny spells.

Updated at: 0207 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest is likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8.0 m 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