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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Isolated, locally heavy showers developing. A cool northerly breeze.

Today:

Dry for most to start, though a few showers may form by the afternoon, perhaps locally heavy with a risk of thunder. Feeling fresher than of late in a north westerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Tonight:

Scattered showers, continuing to be heavy for a time, will generally die away by midnight leaving a dry start for most on Wednesday. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Wednesday:

Sunny spells with occasionally heavy showers developing through Wednesday afternoon. Showers slowly dying away across inland areas through the evening leaving a dry night for many. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Becoming breezy on Thursday with further scattered showers. Cloudier on Friday with lighter winds and a few spots of rain. Mainly dry but rather cloudy on Saturday.

Updated at: 0312 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and scattered showers, feeling cool in northerly breeze.

Today:

Rather cloudy for many but with sunny spells too, best of these in the south and southwest. Scattered, locally heavy, showers will continue, especially in the north and parts of the Midlands. A cool northerly wind, especially in the east.

Tonight:

A dry night with clear spells for many, although some showers persisting chiefly in northern areas. It will be chilly for many under the clear skies and a northerly breeze.

Wednesday:

Mostly dry with variable cloud and sunny spells. Some showers, locally heavy, developing through the day. Breezy around coasts, particularly in the northeast where local gales are possible.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cool northerly winds will bring a few sunny intervals and showers throughout, these lighter than previous days. Chilly nights, especially in the west, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 0401 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Sep 2015 to Monday 14 Sep 2015:

Saturday is likely to be quite cloudy and cool with a few showers, more especially in the north and east. Sunday remains on the cool side, but there should be more in the way of bright spells, with any showers becoming increasingly confined to the east. Into the following week settled conditions should become established across all parts, bringing mostly fine and dry weather, with some cool misty starts followed by sunny spells followed by spells of bright Autumn sunshine. Temperatures on the whole will be a little below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine with generally light winds. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 29 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is expected to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry and bright weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only a brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Eventually a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather while the northwest sees occasional bouts of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with some chilly nights, more especially in the north.

Updated at: 0401 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Weather map

Tue 0700

Weather forecast map for Brighton

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