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    11°C 8°C
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Issued at: 0400 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming dry with sunny spells, some heavy showers likely later.

Today:

Overnight rain clearing eastwards and becoming dry for a time during the morning with some warm sunny spells developing but scattered heavy showers are likely during the afternoon, mainly over northern parts of the region. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Perhaps dry in southern parts at first, but becoming generally cloudy overnight with outbreaks of rain which may be heavy at times. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Cloudy through the morning with further outbreaks of rain, but slowly becoming drier and brighter from the northwest during the afternoon. Feeling much colder than recently. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Breezy and feeling cold on Monday and Tuesday with sunny spells and a few showers and also some rural overnight frosts. Probably becoming cloudy, wet and windy on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0343 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.

Today:

Rain across northern UK will push south and become patchier, reaching central areas by evening. Turning colder to the north with wintry showers in the far northwest. Southern areas will be warmer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Tonight:

Rain continuing to move southeastwards, reaching all parts by dawn. Turning drier but colder with wintry showers in the far northwest and frost and ice in places.

Sunday:

Rain across southern parts moving south but probably not clearing the far southeast until late afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0237 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015:

It looks likely to be unsettled and rather cold as we move from April into May, becoming winder than of late. There will be a period of wet, windy and cold weather early in the period. Otherwise sunny spells and some showers are expected, these are likley to turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and also snow on northern hills. Although drier interludes are likely towards the end of the period, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, but it will probably become less cold, with rain likely becoming focussed towards western and central parts, with the best chance of some drier and brighter conditions in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Saturday 23 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1319 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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