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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 4 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Thursday fine with sunshine after a cool night.

This Evening and Tonight:

Skies should remain largely clear overnight, which when coupled with light winds will allow temperatures to dip, perhaps leading to a touch of grass frost in one or two rural spots. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Thursday:

After another cool start a dry and sunny day should develop, with plenty of warm sunshine as winds mostly remain light. Feeling cooler near some coasts with fresher onshore winds. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Increasingly warm, with fine and sunny days for most, the sun periodically turning hazy under high cloud. There is a chance of the warmth sparking thundery showers during weekend afternoons.

Updated at: 1417 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny and warm in south, patchy rain in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a fine, warm and sunny evening across most of England and Wales, the night will continue dry with clear skies. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria will be rather cloudy with the risk of a little light rain.

Thursday:

Warm across England and Wales with sunny spells. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier with the risk of some showery rain in the far northwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry with sunny spells and becoming increasingly warm. Risk of thundery showers breaking over the weekend, with some rain in the northwest.

Updated at: 1357 on Wed 4 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 May 2016 to Wednesday 18 May 2016:

Most parts will very warm with some good sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday, although some heavy and thundery showers may affect the southwest, with a small risk of these showers developing elsewhere. Fog in the North Sea may also come onshore onto eastern coasts at times. Through the second half of next week northern parts are likely to become mainly dry, although thundery showers, or longer spells of rain may affect the south at times. Sea fog could continue to affect some eastern coasts Mainly dry and settled weather is then expected through to the middle of May with above average temperatures at first, although temperatures could return to near normal later, with perhaps more changeable weather spreading into the northwest.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 May 2016 to Thursday 2 Jun 2016:

There is some uncertainty through this period but the most likely scenario is for mainly dry weather with sunny spells to persist in the south and east. More changeable weather is expected in the north and west with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some drier and brighter conditions. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, though perhaps becoming warm later towards the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

Weather map

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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 intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 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: 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