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Issued at: 0500 on Mon 2 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some bright spells at times, before rain late afternoon

Today:

Largely cloudy over Kent, though some brightness should develop elsewhere through the morning. However cloud will start to thicken again as a band of rain pushes across the area by late afternoon, clearing the east coast around dusk. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Skies will clear allowing temperatures to drop away, winds will also be light allowing a touch of grass frost to form in rural areas by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

A chilly start, however a good deal of sunshine is expected through the day. Winds will be generally light making it feel very pleasant in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

High pressure will give a good deal of dry and fine weather for the second half of the week, with temperatures generally warming throughout.

Updated at: 0403 on Mon 2 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy, with heavy rain and blustery winds for a time.

Today:

Cloudy skies this morning, with wet and windy weather over Scotland and Northern Ireland which will move eastwards though the day. Brighter skies will follow on after, with the odd shower, perhaps with some hail and thunder.

Tonight:

Clear skies across most of the UK, leading to a frost in rural areas. However in northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland there will be heavy showers at times overnight.

Tuesday:

Sunny spells and patchy cloud throughout the day, though rather windy. There may be the odd shower at times, particularly in the north-west where there could be hail or thunder.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy in the north-west on Wednesday. Then turning dry and increasingly warm for many with sunny periods.

Updated at: 0256 on Mon 2 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 15 May 2016:

Friday will be mainly dry, bright and relatively warm away from the far northwest where cooler, breezy and showery weather is expected. Later on Friday and into the weekend a change towards more unsettled conditions will occur as thundery showers move up from the south, affecting southwestern parts initially, before extending to remaining parts of the country through the weekend. Eastern and northeastern parts will keep the fine weather for the longest, however mist may develop around some coasts. Unsettled conditions will then continue through the new week, with most places seeing showers or longer spells of rain at times. Drier, brighter weather will separate the rain, and it should feel fairly warm on these days with temperatures slightly above normal. There's a continued risk of mist around eastern coasts.

Updated at: 1338 on Sun 1 May 2016

UK Outlook for Monday 16 May 2016 to Monday 30 May 2016:

Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for unsettled weather to persist across all areas at first. Showers or longer spells of rain will be interspersed with some drier and brighter spells. Despite the unsettled nature of the weather, temperatures are likely to be near or above average with some warm days likely in any sunshine. Later in the month a subtle change in the weather pattern may lead to cooler and more unsettled conditions across northern and western parts while southern and eastern areas could see longer dry periods develop and warmer temperatures at times.

Updated at: 1339 on Sun 1 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8.0 m 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