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Issued at: 0900 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming windy, with sunshine and showers. Feeling noticeably colder.

Today:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will quickly clear southeastwards. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow, showers locally heavy and squally. Windy, with gusts 45 perhaps 50 mph, especially north of London. Feeling noticeably colder, with temperatures falling though the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Isolated showers at first, these slowly dying away to leave a clear night. It will become chilly as the wind eases. Risk of ground frost in sheltered southern locations. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

After a dry and sunny start cloud will increase through the day. Many places will remain dry, although there is a chance of a little light rain arriving. Lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday cloudy with occasional drizzle, perhaps some brighter spells will occur. Friday rain arriving, becoming heavy, then clearing Saturday morning with dry and brighter conditions following. Temperatures slightly above normal.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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

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.