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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Murky, with low cloud and locally persistent mist and fog.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining murky with mist and fog reforming through the evening, this starting to clear by dawn as a breeze picks up. Feeling much milder than of late as temperatures rise through the early hours. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Wednesday:

Starting mild but dull and grey although the developing breeze will start to clear the low cloud and mist allowing some brightness later, especially in the south and east. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy on Thursday but heavy rain at times. Winds strengthening again Friday but dry with bright spells. Overnight rain slow to clear on Saturday, winds easing. Remaining mild throughout.

Updated at: 1425 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying cloudy tonight with patchy mist and fog reforming.

This Evening and Tonight:

Tonight will be mostly cloudy but much less cold than recent nights. Scotland and Northern Ireland will continue to have outbreaks of rain accompanied with gusty winds. England and Wales will once again see fog patches, especially on the hills.

Wednesday:

Early fog will lift with some brightness developing. Elsewhere, often cloudy with rain slowly edging south-east, it'll be windy too with gales in exposure. Feeling mild, especially in north-east Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of rain at times, mainly in the north and west, where it'll also be windy. Drier and bright interludes are likely too. Feeling mild for all.

Updated at: 1502 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 11 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 20 Dec 2016:

Sunday will start generally dry and bright for most, but it is likely to turn wetter from the north-west later in the day as a frontal band arrives from the Atlantic. Into the following week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there will probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1516 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 to Wednesday 4 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty, it is most likely during this period that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. However, there will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes too, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather.

Updated at: 1439 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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