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Issued at: 1100 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Generally fine and dry with sunny spells, but rather windy.

Today:

A generally fine and dry day with any early low cloud lifting and dispersing to give some decent sunny spells. The east to northeast wind is likely to be strong at times, especially near the coast. Chilly near the coast. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Dry with some clear spells at first, but becoming mostly cloudy later with perhaps the odd spot of light rain or drizzle in northern parts. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Sunday:

Some bright or sunny spells in southern parts, but generally rather cloudy through the day with the odd spot of light rain still possible in northern parts. Feeling chilly. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Generally fine and dry. Still rather cloudy at times on Monday, but sunny spells developing by Tuesday with daytime temperatures recovering somewhat.

Updated at: 0438 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally dry and settled. Cloudier with showers on Sunday.

Today:

Saturday will be dry with sunny spells for most. Windy in the south, especially southwest England and through the English Channel, where it will feel chilly. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine and in shelter from the wind.

Tonight:

Dry, with clear spells in the west. Meanwhile, cloud will be spreading in from off the North Sea into northern and eastern parts of the UK during the night.

Sunday:

A generally cloudier day, with some showers affecting central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry and bright, with sunny spells in the south and west. Cool in the east.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

High pressure dominates into next week, bringing plenty of fine and dry weather with warm sunny spells, mainly in west. Often cloudy further east. Some chilly nights under clearer skies.

Updated at: 0436 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Apr 2015 to Friday 1 May 2015:

Through Wednesday and Thursday next week conditions are going to remain generally fine and dry with good sunny spells across the UK. Any showers or outbreaks of rain are going to be very isolated and largely confined to coastal parts. Nights will be chilly with a risk of rural frost whilst daytime temperatures should still be above normal and locally warm inland, though it will feel a little cooler in the south where there will be more of a breeze. Through the following weekend and the week after we are likely to have a transition to more changeable and unsettled conditions from the west/southwest with some wet weather expected. It will become much windier and also cooler than recently, with temperatures being suppressed a little below normal.

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Saturday 16 May 2015:

There are signals for the unsettled and cooler conditions to last for the first few days of the peiod. Thereafter predictability becomes very limited as such conditiions should be fairly typical for the time of year. Some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1305 on Fri 17 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 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 day 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Norwich – Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Sunny intervals 49.2079 -2.1955
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 50.7179 -3.5327
Boston Boston – Sunny day 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