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Issued at: 0000 on Thu 23 Oct 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

Rather cloudy and mild with a few spots of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

A milder night than the last, with generally cloudy conditions perhaps giving the odd spot of rain in a few spots. Most places will however stay dry overnight. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

Slightly warmer but cloudier than Wednesday. While there will be some limited brighter spells, it will be generally rather cloudy and breezy, with patchy light rain possible at times. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mild and cloudy on Friday, with a chance of rain, perhaps heavy later. This should clear early on Saturday to leave a cooler but mainly dry weekend with some sunshine.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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