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  • Wed Wednesday
    18°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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SSE 13 20 SSE 13 22 SSE 14 23 S 13 23 SW 12 20 SW 11 20 WSW 12 20 WSW 12 22 WSW 13 21 WSW 12 19 WSW 12 20 WSW 13 21 WSW 13 22 SW 14 23 SW 14 24 SW 14 24 SW 14 24 SW 13 23 SW 12 21 SW 11 18 SW 10 17 SW 10 17 SSW 10 17 SW 10 17
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 19:55 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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SW 10 18 SW 10 18 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 22 WSW 16 29 WSW 19 34 WSW 20 36 WSW 18 33 WSW 16 31
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Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and bright today, some patchy light rain overnight.

Today:

Starting dry with some clear spells, but cloud will increase from the southwest during the day, with some patchy light rain likely over Hampshire by evening. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with some patchy light rain this evening and a band of more general but still mainly light rain spreading east overnight. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday:

Patchy rain soon will clear from the west in the morning with sunny spells developing. However, the odd light shower can't be ruled out in the west later. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with sunny intervals and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday, perhaps heavy and thundery. Dry on Sunday with some sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry with sunny spells for many. Rain into southwest later.

Today:

After a chilly start, it will be a dry and bright day for most with sunny spells, but cloud will thicken in the southwest as outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds spread slowly northeastwards. Some warm sunshine towards the east.

Tonight:

Rain will continue to spread northeastwards overnight, becoming locally heavy at times in the west. Strengthening winds, especially in northwest where near gale. Clearer conditions following to western areas later.

Thursday:

Rain continuing northeastwards, followed by a mixture of bright or sunny spells and showers, heavy at times in the west. Windy, with the risk of gales in northwestern exposure.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A mix of sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Winds easing Saturday. Sunday starting dry, but rain and strong winds returning into northwest later.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 10 Sep 2014:

Remaining generally unsettled on Monday with further outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy in the far northwest with the risk of gales, spreading eastwards. Drier and brighter in the south though, with light winds. More settled conditions will gradually spread in from the west on Tuesday, with southern areas likely to see the best of the drier, brighter and warmer weather, whilst some northern parts could see a few showers but also some sunny intervals and light winds. Towards the end of the period, a return to more changeable conditions is likely, with northern and western areas in particular likely to see some rain at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal at first, though feeling chilly in strong winds on Monday, then gradually increase to a few degrees above average.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Sep 2014 to Thursday 25 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then probably most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the most prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

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

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.