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  • Wed Wednesday
    17°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    17°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 10°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 9°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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WNW 8 14 WNW 8 13 WNW 8 14 WNW 8 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 13 NW 6 11 WNW 6 10 WNW 9 14 W 11 16 W 12 19 WSW 14 22 WSW 15 24 WSW 17 27 WSW 19 29 WSW 20 30 WSW 20 31 WSW 20 31 WSW 20 31 WSW 20 31 WSW 19 30 WSW 19 30 WSW 18 30 WSW 18 30
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67% 71% 73% 76% 78% 81% 82% 79% 73% 65% 59% 57% 56% 54% 54% 54% 54% 55% 59% 60% 64% 67% 69% 70%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 4 5 5 5 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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WSW 18 30 WSW 19 32 WSW 18 31 W 15 25 WNW 13 21 W 14 25 W 15 25 WNW 12 20 WNW 11 19
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72% 76% 89% 89% 72% 52% 49% 51% 61%
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0 0 0 1 1 4 5 1 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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13 11 11 14 16 17 17 15
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NW 9 15 NW 10 16 NW 10 16 WNW 11 20 W 13 23 W 14 24 W 13 22 WNW 11 19
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70% 78% 84% 60% 47% 43% 45% 61%
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Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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NW 9 15 NW 6 10 NNW 4 7 S 4 9 SSW 7 16 SSW 8 17 S 7 14 SSE 10 17
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cool tonight and generally dry tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers will quickly clear away early this evening to leave a dry night with long clear periods. Winds will fall light with temperatures falling into single figures in rural areas. Feeling chilly towards the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Thursday:

Largely dry with sunny spells. Turning cloudier in the afternoon, perhaps with the odd shower but most places staying dry. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cool northwesterly winds, bright or sunny spells and showers on Friday and Saturday. Largely dry with sunny spells on Sunday, though cloud may increase from the west later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and chilly overnight, although rain spreading into Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain gradually spreading southeastwards across Scotland reaching Northern Ireland and northern England by the early hours. Mostly dry with clear spells further south, leading to another chilly night.

Thursday:

Mainly cloudy and breezy, with showery rain for many, especially in the west. However largely dry and bright in the southeast, with sunny spells. Turning brighter in the north later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showers across southern parts Friday, before clearer conditions further north extend south. Mostly dry Saturday, although showers in the east. Sunny start Sunday, although rain arriving from the west later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 3 Sep 2014:

Cloud and rain will spread eastwards during Monday, although possibly weakening as it does, with some northern and eastern parts perhaps staying dry for a time. Heavier bursts are likely in the west with stronger winds as well. Temperatures will generally be around normal, although it will be cool in the wind and rain. It then stays rather unsettled with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be around normal and perhaps warmer at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Thursday 18 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Weather Map

Wed 2000

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