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Issued at: 1200 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy and rather cloudy, but mild. Light drizzle at times.

Today:

A mild, windy and often cloudy day with perhaps some brief breaks in the cloud. The cloud may be thick enough at times for light drizzle at times. Strongest southwesterly winds along the south coast with local gales. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Staying windy with gusty southwesterlies, especially along the south coast, and remaining mild and mostly cloudy. Mostly dry, but perhaps some heavier rain affecting the south during the early hours. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

Remaining windy and mild with strong southwesterlies and spells of rain and drizzle at times. Winds continuing strongest along the south coast with local gales possible. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain clearing early Wednesday to colder, sunny and dry conditions. Frosty start Christmas Day, but mainly dry and cold with sunshine. Dry and cold morning Friday, wind and rain later.

Updated at: 0321 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain slowly sinking southwards. Colder, clearer in north.

Today:

Rain across northern England and Northern Ireland, heavy over western hills, moves slowly south. Further south remaining mild and cloudy with patchy rain. To the north, colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills. Remaining windy, especially across northern England/Wales.

Tonight:

Rain stalling over northern England and Wales. Colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills, to the north. To the south, remaining mild, cloudy and windy with patchy rain.

Tuesday:

Rain continues to erratically move south, locally heavy across western hills. Mild, cloudy and windy in the south with increasing rain in the west. Colder with showers in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain erratically clearing southwards during Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry over northern hills, reaching all areas by Christmas Day. Further rain late Boxing Day in the west.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Dec 2014 to Monday 5 Jan 2015:

Most places will be wet and windy on Saturday, with gales or sever gales developing in places. Southeastern areas of England may stay dry at first, however. Cloud and rain are expected to clear erratically eastwards during Sunday leaving sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These will be most frequent across northern and western Britain, becoming wintry with snow in the north. Temperatures will initially be above average but fall below as the rain clears. It will become colder into the following week with snow showers developing across the north. These may spread southwards at times and it will be frosty with freezing fog patches possible. It may turn more unsettled with time, with wetter and windier conditions returning from the west, and temperatures becoming nearer normal.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 6 Jan 2015 to Tuesday 20 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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