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Issued at: 1700 on Tue 24 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy, mostly dry tonight. Breezy near the coast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying generally fine and dry overnight with clear spells initially. Gradually turning cloudier from the east overnight with the odd spot of light rain or drizzle possible later around the Kent coast. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday:

Rather cloudy with the odd spot of rain possible further east. Most parts staying dry though, with some brighter spells possible during the afternoon, particularly in the south and west. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, variable cloud and sunny spells with the odd afternoon shower. Turning warmer and more humid on Friday and Saturday with scattered heavy showers, locally heavy and thundery.

Updated at: 1433 on Tue 24 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places dry tonight with some clear spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early isolated showers will die away during the evening leaving a mostly fine end to the day. Overnight most places will be dry and quite chilly with clear spells, although increasing cloud will bring patchy rain to East Anglia later.

Wednesday:

A cloudier and cooler day, particularly in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread westwards across northern and central England, perhaps heavy later in the northeast. Elsewhere remaining mainly dry.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rain across central parts gradually easing on Thursday. Mostly dry and bright thereafter, but with scattered showers in the south, these probably locally heavy and thundery at times. Turning warmer.

Updated at: 1334 on Tue 24 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 29 May 2016 to Tuesday 7 Jun 2016:

Much of the United Kingdom, especially the northwest, will see dry, bright and reasonably warm weather over the Bank Holiday weekend. However some parts of both Wales and the southern half of England will have scattered heavy showers in between bright or sunny spells, with hail and thunder likely. There is also a chance that more widespread rain and strong winds will move in from the continent to affect southern and eastern areas later on. Then next week it will start unsettled across central, southern and eastern parts with showers or longer spells of rain, again probably heavy and thundery in places. However as the week goes on it looks likely that more settled conditions will encroach from the west and north and become established through into the following week.

Updated at: 1237 on Tue 24 May 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 to Wednesday 22 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the first half of June. Thus we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for most, particularly in the northwest, but with a few wetter intervals mixed in, these potentially thundery. The temperature will most likely be a bit warmer than the June average on the whole, especially in the west and south. Then as we head towards the latter part of June there are currently no strong signals for any weather out of the ordinary, although there remains a small chance of more unsettled conditions becoming established.

Updated at: 1221 on Tue 24 May 2016

Weather map

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