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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    11°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 5th
    12°C 4°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry at first, but showery rain spreading in later.

Today:

After a dry start with some sunny spells, thickening cloud and scattered showers will spread from the west later in the morning, these merging to give some more general rain by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with outbreaks of rain, which may be heavy in places for a time, but it is likely to become mostly dry in northeastern parts by dawn. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Thursday:

A rather cloudy day and although mostly dry in the east, outbreaks of rain over western parts will edge slowly east across the rest of the region by the evening. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain at first on Friday, becoming drier later. Saturday should be dry with perhaps some bright or sunny intervals. Mostly dry on Sunday, but rather cloudy.

Updated at: 0403 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Less windy. Cloud and rain spreading east later.

Today:

Staying breezy, though winds will slowly ease for most. Sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north, mainly hills. A bright start further south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east and bringing some rain.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy in the south and west with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Clear and cold in the north and northeast, with wintry showers easing.

Thursday:

Dry and cold to start for many, bright in the north and east with a few showers. Cloudy in the south and west with some rain, spreading slowly northeastwards later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday breezy with rain at first and drier conditions later. Saturday and Sunday largely dry with mostly light winds but generally large amounts of cloud around. Temperatures mainly near average.

Updated at: 0404 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

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Wed 1100

Weather forecast map for Brighton

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