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  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 17°C
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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    19°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 13°C
    Sunny day
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showers fading this evening. Further showers developing Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers at first this evening, mainly north of London will be locally heavy with a risk of thunder. These should die away before midnight, the rest of the night dry. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Friday:

Starting dry with some sunshine. However cloud will build to bring further showers for the afternoon and evening, these again locally heavy though some parts remaining dry. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday likely to see prolonged and occasionally heavy rain for a good part of the day. Sunday breezy but largely fine and dry. Less windy for Monday with sunny spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will continue to affect the northern and western areas overnight, but easing and becoming mainly dry elsewhere, with clear spells developing. Winds will also be mainly light, possibly allowing some localised mist patches to form, particularly in the south.

Friday:

Showers and brighter spells for many areas, showers merging into longer spells of rain for parts of Wales and southwest England later. Southeastern England will stay largely dry and warm.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain, heavy at times, moving northeast Saturday, drier in the southeast. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and windy, in north. Generally drier with winds easing Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern and western parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Light shower day 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Exeter Light rain 50.7179 -3.5327
Boston Light shower day 52.9786 -0.0249

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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.

Like many of the UK’s contemporary seaside cities, Brighton emerged as a popular haven when the practice of bathing in the sea and ‘taking the sea air’ was considered to be beneficial to a person’s health. Growing from a small fishing village, Brighton became a fashionable place to escape to for busy Londoners, frequented by King George IV and other nobles.

While the 1700s did see Brighton grow in popularity, it was the advent of the railway that 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. For those with a taste for the high street, the area around Brighton Town Clock has a huge number of chain stores to echo their larger, London counterparts.

As you might expect from a seaside resort, the beach, marinas and seafront are essential to the culture and nightlife of the city. Bustling bars and galleries line the pebble beach of Brighton, and throughout the year there’s plenty of live music and artistic activities that take place on the seafront, like the Brighton Festival and Brighton Pride. Brighton was the scene of infamous mod and rocker battles in the 1960s, and cutting-edge music is still at the heart of city. Combined with the thriving LGBT scene, Brighton’s reputation as one of the UK’s foremost cities for nightlife isn’t surprising!

Sporting life in Brighton is just as varied as its cultural life, with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club playing at the American Express Stadium (affectionately known as The Amex) in nearby Falmer. Seafaring sports are also popular, with yachting clubs based around Brighton Marina and the city also hosts the annual Brighton Speed Trials along the seafront, which has been run in Brighton since 1905.