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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 25 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry but rather cloudy.

Today:

Generally dry, although a little cooler than Sunday with rather cloudy skies overall. There is an outside chance of a light shower in a few spots. Some brighter spells are also possible, most likely later in the day. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

It will stay mostly dry overnight, although a few isolated showers still possible in the evening. Winds will remain light. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Tuesday:

Another largely dry day with patchy cloud and bright or sunny intervals. The best of the brightness seems likely during the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Bright start Wednesday although becoming cloudier and windier with a spell of rain possible overnight. Windy Thursday with bright spells and blustery showers. Winds easing Friday, with scattered showers continuing.

Updated at: 0246 on Mon 25 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine at first this week. More unsettled later.

Today:

Northern and eastern areas will have sunny spells, although the north of Scotland will also see scattered showers. Elsewhere some brightness but thicker cloud with light rain or drizzle affecting parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and westernmost England.

Tonight:

Southeast Scotland and eastern parts of England will have clear spells. Elsewhere there will be more in the way of cloud, giving a few showers in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Northern and western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland mostly cloudy with showers. The rest of the British Isles will be largely dry with bright or sunny spells developing.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday morning will be bright, with showers in the north. Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards across Britain later, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers for Thursday and Friday.

Updated at: 0201 on Mon 25 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 7 Jun 2015:

May is expected to end unsettled, with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with a risk of gales, and the bulk of the rainfall. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest, but near average further south and east. Into June the signal for prevailing weather becomes fairly weak, but, on balance, unsettled conditions are considered more likely in the northwest at first, with slightly below average temperatures, and settled, warmer, conditions in the southeast. Towards the weekend these warmer more settled conditions are likely to spread to most of the country with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Jun 2015 to Monday 22 Jun 2015:

There still remains considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period. There is, however, a signal for higher pressure to become established to the north of the UK. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery, weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the country.

Updated at: 1206 on Sun 24 May 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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