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Issued at: 2200 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showery rain spreading eastwards, perhaps thundery. Becoming drier during Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very warm this evening with cloud thickening in the west bringing a few heavy showers or thunderstorms through the evening, whilst remaining mainly dry further east. Showers and isolated storms spreading eastwards through the night, clearing most parts by dawn. Minimum Temperature 14 °C.

Friday:

Early cloud and showers clearing the east giving a dry day with sunny spells. Fresher and less-humid for most, but still warm in the sunshine, especially across the far southeast. Maximum Temperature 26 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, initially dry with sunny spells, but a chance of heavy showers later and becoming more humid. Warm and humid with showers later Sunday. Fresher with sunshine and showers Monday.

Updated at: 1504 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere thunderstorms dying out.

This Evening and Tonight:

Thundery showers across England and Wales at first will gradually die out from the west later this evening and overnight. Outbreaks of rain across northern Ireland will be heavy at times and will spread into northern Scotland overnight.

Friday:

Cloudy and breezy across northern and central Scotland with outbreaks of rain, but it should become dry later. Elsewhere it will be dry and warm with some sunshine.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Saturday and Sunday which could become heavy and prolonged across Wales and the Midlands. Some bright spells of Monday but also occasional showers.

Updated at: 1531 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 to Thursday 8 Sep 2016:

Outbreaks of rain are expected to spread into the north and west on Tuesday, but the south and east should stay mainly dry with sunny spells. The rain should move southeastwards during Wednesday and Thursday, but it is likely to become light and patchy. Temperatures will be warm in the southeast, but nearer normal temperatures in the northwest are likely to spread across all parts. The weather through the rest of the period is likely to be changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some dry and brighter periods. The best of the brighter weather occurring in the southeast, with some wet and windy spells at times in the northwest. Temperatures will be generally near normal although there is the chance of some temporary warmer spells.

Updated at: 1211 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

Westerly or southwesterly winds are expected to dominate through this period. This will bring changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by some dry and bright periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain is expected to occur in the north and west, where it could also be windy at times. The best of the brighter weather probably occurring in the south and east. Temperatures through this period are likely to be generally near normal.

Updated at: 1210 on Thu 25 Aug 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8.0 m 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