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    10°C 7°C
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    9°C 6°C
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    11°C 6°C
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    11°C 5°C
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    12°C 5°C
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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some rain overnight. Mainly dry and bright Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud is likely to thicken overnight with spells of rain arriving from the west, some heavy. The rain may start to clear northern-most counties by dawn. Winds will become lighter through the night. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Thursday:

Cloud and light rain is likely to linger across western and southern counties, but drier and perhaps brighter towards London and Kent. Rain will spread westwards again late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain during Friday, perhaps becoming drier later. Saturday and Sunday should be mainly dry with variable amounts of cloud and some brighter spells at times.

Updated at: 1555 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers dying out in northeast. Cloudy with rain in southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Breezy in the northeast with some wintry showers at first, soon easing with clear spells developing. Becoming cold with icy patches too. Western England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent at times.

Thursday:

Bright with some sunshine in northern and eastern parts. Cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain in the south and west. Cloud and further rain slowly spreading northeastwards from the afternoon.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with rain at first, then becoming dry through Good Friday. Largely dry with light winds on Saturday and Easter Sunday, generally cloudy too, but with some sunny spells.

Updated at: 1549 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 15 Apr 2015:

It should remain largely dry with some sunny spells and light winds on Easter Monday, particularly over southern and southwestern parts, however skies will likely remain fairly cloudy in general. Parts of the northwest may be affected by some light rain and drizzle too. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather and with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and western parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southeast into other parts of the country.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Apr 2015 to Thursday 30 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will decline away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled and windier weather should also be expected with colder, and occasionally showery conditions, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1210 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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