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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Gales moderating overnight. Rain possible in the far south tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered blustery showers will die out overnight, with the strong to gale force winds slowly moderating. Some clear spells will develop, but thicker cloud may bring outbreaks of rain to the far south of the region by Tuesday morning. Minimum Temperature 2°C.

Tuesday:

Any more general cloud and rain in the far south should clear away east in the morning to leave a day of bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower Wednesday. Thursday cloudier with some showers spreading east. Some wet and windy weather likely on Friday, perhaps with a wintry mix in the north.

Updated at: 1411 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very strong winds slowly easing. Showery rain continuing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Gales across the south will ease however it will remain windy. Further showery rain will continue to spread across many areas overnight, although central areas should become clearer and colder. Also mostly dry in northeast Scotland with a frost.

Tuesday:

Windy, with showery rain moving south, wintry over high ground, especially in the north. Sharp showers continuing across the south with gales possible, particularly in the afternoon. Colder.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cold, easing winds and mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered wintry showers and overnight frosts. Stronger winds with further rain and hill snow in the south on Friday.

Updated at: 1312 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Feb 2016 to Monday 22 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Cold, showery conditions across the north at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further south more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west early in the following week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Later on, unsettled conditions are likely to return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 8 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 1312 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

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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 – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Light shower 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 – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy night 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 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: 8.0m 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