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Issued at: 0100 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy with patchy rain, becoming dry with sunny spells later.

Today:

Cloudy and breezy with patchy rain through the morning and early afternoon, but becoming dry and bright by mid-afternoon with some sunny spells developing and winds easing. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Dry, cold and clear for much of the night with widespread frost forming, though patchy cloud will spread from the west later in the night. Minimum Temperature -2°C.

Thursday:

After a chilly start, Thursday should be a dry day with light winds, broken cloud and some sunny spells at times. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Detail uncertain for the weekend, but most likely to be cold and unsettled for Friday and Saturday, with wintry precipitation possible. Sunday becoming drier and more settled, but still cold.

Updated at: 0119 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry, with just the odd shower in places.

Today:

Cold start, with frost or ice. The south of the UK will be cloudy with rain to begin. Fairly sunny conditions elsewhere, which will spread to the south by the afternoon. Wintry showers in Northern Scotland most of the day.

Tonight:

Mostly clear skies, but showers in southwest England, Wales and Scotland, wintry on hills. A cold night with a frost likely in the north, and rural areas in the south.

Thursday:

Mist or fog in some western parts, which may be slow to clear. Elsewhere dry with sunny spells, although some showers around coastal areas, these wintry in the northeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry in the north. Rain and possibly hill snow in the far south at times. Cold with overnight frosts, especially further north.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8.0m 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