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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloud thickening. Most parts dry.

Today:

After a bright cold start to the day cloud will thicken from the west and it will become quite breezy, though for most a dry day. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with patchy rain which will turn persistent and heavy in the west later. Becoming quite breezy along the south coast. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Monday:

A cloudy start with long periods of rain. However drier brighter conditions will spread in from the northwest, by early afternoon most of the area will be fine with sunshine. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday: After a cold start cloud will thicken as the breeze strengthens. Patchy rain later. Wednesday and Thursday: Windy and turning cold with occasional showers, wintry at times. Overnight frost.

Updated at: 0222 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy. Some outbreaks of rain, mainly north and west.

Today:

Cloudy for most, but cold with clear spells in southeast England at first. Cloud then spreading to all parts, with outbreaks of rain across northern and western parts. A heavy band of rain arriving into the far northwest by evening.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild with a band of rain moving southeast across the UK, reaching the southeast shortly before dawn. Colder, breezier conditions with scattered wintry showers following from the northwest.

Monday:

Cloud and rain clearing the far southeast around lunchtime. Scattered wintry showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland easing through the morning to become less frequent. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloud and rain in the north, spreading south Tuesday. Remaining unsettled Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain and blustery showers turning increasingly wintry, and with strong winds. Becoming cold.

Updated at: 0226 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 29 Jan 2015 to Saturday 7 Feb 2015:

Much of the UK is likely to be in a cold, showery airstream at first, with sleet and snow showers across northwestern parts of the UK. Gales are likely across northern Britain too. These colder conditions are expected to last through Friday and into the weekend, with further spells of snow and overnight frost and ice, especially across the north of the UK. These conditions may well last into the first week of February, but there are some signs of more changeable weather by the end of the forecast period. Although any stormy weather currently looks unlikely by this time, spells of wind of rain would mean that temperatures may return to nearer normal and the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be a little lower.

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Feb 2015 to Sunday 22 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there are indications that some drier, colder and more settled conditions may develop across the UK by around the middle of the month, although the confidence of this scenario is currently low.

Updated at: 0226 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 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 – Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 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