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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry, cold and breezy with sunshine.

Today:

A dry and mostly sunny day with only small amounts of cloud at times. A brisk easterly wind will make it feel cold, especially near the coast. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Clear and cold with the breeze easing allowing an early frost to form. Increasing amounts of mist, fog and low cloud will develop later in the night. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Monday:

Mostly cloudy with mist and fog only slowly lifting through the day before re-forming during the evening. Perhaps brighter in the north and east. Feeling quite cold. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, fog slowly lifting to leave a cloudy day for most. Wednesday and Thursday, rather cloudy and breezy with some rain at times but feeling much milder.

Updated at: 0054 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny, dry and rather cold.

Today:

After a frosty start, today will be fine and dry for most of us, with plenty of long sunny spells. It will be windy in the southwest, and there will be more cloud in parts of eastern England.

Tonight:

A cold cloudless night for many, will allow frost to develop widely, with some fog patches too. Thick cloud in south-west England and south Wales will curtail frost there.

Monday:

After a frosty start, Scotland and northern England will have another dry, cold and bright day. However, it will be milder, but rather cloudy and grey further south and west.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

The next few days will see milder weather, with rain and strong winds at times, particularly in the north and west. South-east England is likely to stay dry until Thursday.

Updated at: 0120 on Sun 4 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Dec 2016 to Saturday 17 Dec 2016:

It will be windy on Thursday, though southern and eastern parts will see a mostly dry day with some brightness later. However, further heavy rain will spread into northern and western counties later in the day, extending across most of the UK through Friday. South-eastern parts are likely to see only small amounts of rainfall but it will become significantly milder across the country with much less frost than recently. This milder, wetter and windier theme is likely to continue into the next week, but in general, the winds will be stronger and the rain will be heavier in the north-west of the UK, whereas south-eastern counties will stay drier and quieter on the whole. However, there are signs that it could perhaps become less unsettled later in the period.

Updated at: 1206 on Sat 3 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 18 Dec 2016 to Sunday 1 Jan 2017:

A rather changeable start to the period looks most likely with some spells of rain and strong winds interspersed with drier interludes. More settled weather may return as high pressure builds through the second half of December, and re-establishes more widely across the UK. However, this build of pressure is quite uncertain. If it happens, it would bring drier than average conditions again for most areas with lighter winds and an increased risk of local frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. On balance, unsettled spells look slightly less likely and temperatures will probably be generally colder than average.

Updated at: 1203 on Sat 3 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 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 day 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Norwich – Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 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: 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