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Issued at: 2300 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry with some sunshine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Largely dry with variable cloud and clear spells overnight. There may be a patchy frost in sheltered spots with westerly winds easing a little by the morning. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Wednesday:

Feeling less cold than recent days in the combination of light winds and lengthy sunny periods. Most areas will be dry throughout, with very isolated rain showers possible. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Becoming much milder generally, although it will remain on the breezy side at times. Largely dry throughout, Thursday ans Saturday will probably be brightest, with cloudier periods possible on Friday.

Updated at: 1518 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with icy patches. Largely dry, but showers in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing in the north and west with snowfall over hills and rain lower down, but these easing by dawn with icy patches forming on untreated surfaces. Mostly dry elsewhere. Windy, with coastal gales in the north, but easing later.

Wednesday:

Icy patches at first. Largely dry and sunny conditions, with showers continuing to die out and winds easing. Feeling less cold. Cloud and rain reaching the northwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Windy across many northwestern areas with local gales and rain at times, often heavy in western Scotland. Southeastern areas will be mostly dry with some sunshine. Much milder everywhere.

Updated at: 1452 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 17 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely on Sunday. Wetter weather is expected in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in western Scotland, slowly moving south, possibly reaching northern England by the end of the day before stalling. It will also be windy with gales possible in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. From Monday, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are more likely to be average for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 1 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will be established in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, but still with drier weather in the southeast.

Updated at: 1155 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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