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Issued at: 0600 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Warm sunny spells developing and a risk of isolated downpours.

Today:

Early mist and low cloud lifting to leave a warm day with spells of hazy sunshine. Risk of the odd heavy and perhaps thundery downpour developing during the afternoon and evening, particularly in the west but most parts staying dry. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Tonight:

Clouding over with some mist and hill fog developing. Risk of a few heavy and perhaps thundery showers spreading north across the region through the night. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Friday:

Rather cloudy with early mist clearing allowing some bright spells to develop. Risk throughout the day of heavy and perhaps thundery downpours developing in places. Feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, bright spells but rather cloudy with isolated heavy showers. Mainly dry on Sunday and Monday with sunny spells, temperatures near normal and feeling fresher.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning mostly bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south.

Today:

Murky to start for many but brightening up with warm sunny spells as low cloud and mist becomes confined to northeastern Britain. Risk of heavy, thundery showers in the south, most likely in the southwest, although many places staying dry.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Risk of thundery showers persists in southern Britain.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across south and central areas. Elsewhere rather cloudy but mostly dry aside from some rain in North Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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