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  • Wed Wednesday
    10°C 3°C
    Light shower day
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    5°C 3°C
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  • Fri Friday
    6°C 1°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    5°C 0°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    5°C -1°C
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Wednesday (28 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Thursday (29 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Friday (30 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy and turning colder.

Today:

Cloudy, mild and windy with outbreaks of rain during the morning. A drier and brighter afternoon with sunshine but turning colder with a blustery wind. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Cold and breezy with clear spells but also the odd sleet and snow shower, particularly later in the night. Icy patches may from on untreated surfaces. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Thursday:

Staying cold and breezy with sunny spells and a few further sleet and snow showers which may give a slight covering of snow in places. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold and breezy at times bringing a marked wind-chill. Often dry and bright but with a few snow showers. Overnight frosts and a risk of icy patches.

Updated at: 0253 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning much colder through Wednesday with snow in the north.

Today:

Cloudy, mild start in the south with some rain, locally heavy and squally, before clearing by lunchtime. Much colder, brighter conditions follow with frequent sleet and snow showers in the north/northwest with some accumulations likely. Windy, gales in the north.

Tonight:

Windy night with frequent snow showers, locally thundery, across northern and northwestern parts. Scattered wintry showers elsewhere, these mainly in west. Clear spells allowing a frost away from western coasts.

Thursday:

Another cold day with sunny spells and sleet and snow showers. Across southern parts, however, snow primarily falling over hills. Strong winds, especially in the west, will accentuate the cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and wintry showers Friday, mainly rain to low levels. Thereafter, colder northerly winds will bring snow showers to northern parts and windward coasts, but some may push well inland.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 1 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 10 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through most of the first week of February as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold feel with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. However, there are signs of more changeable weather towards the end of the first week as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic suggest that temperatures are likely to become less cold and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 25 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 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 – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 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