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Friday (19 December 2014)
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Issued at: 0800 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming dry with sunny spells developing but feeling colder.

Today:

Cloud and rain clearing away southeastwards during the morning and becoming dry with some good sunny spells developing, but feeling colder. Winds tending to freshen later in the day. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Remaining dry through the night with some long clear spells developing and feeling cold in the brisk west to northwest winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Saturday:

Remaining dry with some good sunny spells but still feeling cold. Still windy at first, but winds easing later in the day. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday turning milder and windy with some rain likely later. Monday and Tuesday remaining generally cloudy and windy with further patchy rain at times, but remaining mild.

Updated at: 0244 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wintry showers in the north. Plenty of sunshine elsewhere.

Today:

Rain in the south soon clearing this morning. Blustery showers in the north, often heavy and locally wintry. A few showers for other western areas too. Otherwise, plenty of sunshine but feeling colder for all with a brisk northwesterly wind.

Tonight:

Remaining windy with further wintry showers in the north. Largely dry for central and southern areas with lengthy clear spells, though the strength of the wind preventing a widespread frost.

Saturday:

Blustery, wintry showers in the north gradually easing through the day. The strong northwesterly wind easing a little too. Otherwise largely dry with more winter sunshine, but feeling cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning milder again, but largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times. Colder and clearer conditions in the far north then spread southwards through Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Dec 2014 to Thursday 1 Jan 2015:

Rain over central and southern parts Tuesday should move slowing southeastwards, clearing the southeast early on Christmas Eve. Colder showery conditions to the north, with snow on high ground here, following over the entire UK. The colder conditions then persist for most through Christmas Day and the following weekend with snow even to low levels at times in the north. There is a low probability of some more persistent rain crossing southern parts during the holiday weekend with a risk of snow on the leading edge. Otherwise in the following week there looks to be a gradual return to spells of wet and milder weather interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Generally windy for many throughout the period with risk of gales, these mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Friday 2 Jan 2015 to Friday 16 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around or slightly below average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow over the high ground expected. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places too. However, there is a low likelihood that the drier spells will become more prolonged between weather systems.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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