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Issued at: 0700 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and bright but with variable amounts of cloud.

Today:

A fine, dry and bright morning with some thin high cloud and light winds. It will remain dry with light winds through the afternoon, but perhaps with cloud thickening in many places. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry during the evening with variable amounts of cloud, perhaps some light drizzle in the west. Cloud will thicken later in the night with some light rain possible anywhere. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

Mild, breezy and mainly dry through the morning with fairly cloudy skies; some breaks possible. Chance of rain around midday, then a mostly dry and bright, but windy afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, windy, mild and cloudy at first with occasional rain likely, then brighter later. Wind and rain during Monday. Tuesday will be cool and breezy with sunshine and isolated showers.

Updated at: 0313 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming increasingly cloudy, wet and windy from the west.

Today:

It will become increasingly cloudy from the west, with patchy rain across far southwestern Britain, along with increasing hill and coastal fog. Showers, some heavy, will affect the far northwest. Mainly dry and bright in the east.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards overnight, affecting northern Britain especially with heavy rain and gales. Low cloud, mist and fog will become more widespread across the south.

Saturday:

It will stay very windy, with severe gales possible across the north of the UK. Further heavy rain is likely but it should clear in the afternoon with showers following.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and windy with further outbreaks of rain, especially in the west. Some brief brighter interludes are likely though. Markedly colder across northern Britain on Tuesday with snow showers.

Updated at: 0236 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 to Thursday 9 Apr 2015:

Unsettled, generally windy with a risk risk of gales, or severe gales, in the north and west, especially Tuesday. A rain band will clear southeastwards through Tuesday, followed by sunshine and blustery showers, most frequent in the northwest where they could turn wintry. Drier Wednesday, although further wind and rain likely returning from the west. Temperatures mild in the south, but colder in the north. Then generally remaining changeable through the remainder of next week and into Easter with spells of wind , rain and showers, mainly across northwestern parts, interspersed by drier brighter conditions, particularly in the south. Showers in the north, possibly wintry over hills at times. Temperatures near average in the south but below in the north with overnight frosts likely here, possibly locally in the south also.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period will probably continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. Current indications are that westerly regime will persist allowing showers or longer spells of rain to affect the UK at times, with northwestern parts likely seeing the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather. There will likely be some drier, more settled periods too, predominantly across the south and east; but across all parts at times. There will therefore probably be a wide range in temperatures with some warmer days, but also some cold nights, with a continued risk of frosts; especially in the north. By mid-April, signals become very uncertain.

Updated at: 1154 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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