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  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 17°C
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  • Fri Friday
    20°C 16°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    19°C 15°C
    Sunny day
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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 8 17 SW 8 17 SW 10 21 SSW 12 24 SSW 11 22 SSW 7 14 S 7 13
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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WSW 12 23 WSW 13 23 W 14 22 WSW 15 24 WSW 15 28 SW 16 26 WSW 14 23 SW 11 19
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry with warm sunny spells.

Today:

Dry with a good deal of sunshine for many places during the morning. More cloud will develop during the day, but still remaining bright. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Tonight:

Any cloud will tend to thin during the evening with some late sunshine, then dry with clear periods overnight. Feeling a little fresher than previous nights. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday:

Dry with warm sunny spells during the morning. Cloud may develop later in the afternoon with a few isolated showers developing, perhaps locally heavy. Far southeast likely to stay dry. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday starting mostly fine and dry, but heavy rain or showers possible later. Saturday, further showers or rain, heavy at times. Breezy but mostly dry and bright Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers affecting northwestern parts. Drier and brighter elsewhere.

Today:

Most places will see another fine and dry day with bright or sunny spells. Still breezy for a time in parts of the north with scattered showers, some of these turning heavy.

Tonight:

Staying dry across many southern and eastern areas with evening sunshine and clear spells overnight. Partly cloudy with scattered showers continuing further north and west, although becoming less breezy.

Thursday:

Showers will continue across the north and west, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially Scotland. Drier in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but still with isolated showers.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and showers or rain. Becoming drier in the south on Sunday, but cloudier with rain in north.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Exeter Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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.