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  • Fri Friday
    18°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    18°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 14°C
    Light shower day
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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WNW 9 17 NW 8 13 NW 6 9 NW 4 6 WSW 4 9 SW 7 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 8 14 SSE 8 16
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70% 75% 85% 90% 69% 53% 56% 63% 76%
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0 0 0 1 2 5 4 1 0
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry, bright morning. A few showers later.

Today:

Early rain in London, Sussex and Kent will quickly clear. Then a mainly dry morning with sunny spells, but with a fresh feeling northwesterly breeze returning. A few showers may develop during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Most showers will die out through the evening and night to leave a dry and clear night. A cool night with a light northwesterly or variable breeze. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

Largely dry with good sunny spells. A few showers may form later, especially in the east. Fresh feeling northwesterly breeze. Then a chilly, but dry night with light winds. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, largely dry and bright with light winds. Occasionally heavy rain will spread from the west on Monday with strengthening southerly winds. Further rain, occasionally heavy, is expected on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and scattered showers, most frequent in the northeast.

Today:

Early rain should clear the far southeast during the morning, with sunny spells ands showers following for all parts. Showers will be most frequent in the cloudier north and east, where they could be heavy at times.

Tonight:

Isolated showers will continue in places, however most will have a dry and increasingly clear night. With the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it feeling rather chilly.

Saturday:

A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some northern and eastern areas, where they could be heavy at first, before easing later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine. Rain then spreads eastwards Monday, although much of Scotland staying drier and brighter. Further showers are likely Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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

Like many of the UK’s contemporary seaside cities, Brighton emerged as a popular haven when the practice of bathing in the sea and ‘taking the sea air’ was considered to be beneficial to a person’s health. Growing from a small fishing village, Brighton became a fashionable place to escape to for busy Londoners, frequented by King George IV and other nobles.

While the 1700s did see Brighton grow in popularity, it was the advent of the railway that 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. For those with a taste for the high street, the area around Brighton Town Clock has a huge number of chain stores to echo their larger, London counterparts.

As you might expect from a seaside resort, the beach, marinas and seafront are essential to the culture and nightlife of the city. Bustling bars and galleries line the pebble beach of Brighton, and throughout the year there’s plenty of live music and artistic activities that take place on the seafront, like the Brighton Festival and Brighton Pride. Brighton was the scene of infamous mod and rocker battles in the 1960s, and cutting-edge music is still at the heart of city. Combined with the thriving LGBT scene, Brighton’s reputation as one of the UK’s foremost cities for nightlife isn’t surprising!

Sporting life in Brighton is just as varied as its cultural life, with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club playing at the American Express Stadium (affectionately known as The Amex) in nearby Falmer. Seafaring sports are also popular, with yachting clubs based around Brighton Marina and the city also hosts the annual Brighton Speed Trials along the seafront, which has been run in Brighton since 1905.