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  • Wed Wednesday
    28°C 19°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    28°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    26°C 16°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 17°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    24°C 16°C
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 23 Jul 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, very warm and sunny.

Today:

Patchy low cloud in the north at first. Otherwise, dry, very warm or hot with plenty of sunshine but isolated heavy showers may affect western counties mid-afternoon and a northeasterly breeze will keep it cooler near the north Kent coast. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Tonight:

A warm, sunny evening with any showers dying away and staying warm overnight, the northeasterly breeze bringing a few patches of low cloud to some eastern areas by morning. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Thursday:

Plenty of sunshine and generally dry. Very warm or hot, especially inland, with a northeasterly breeze continuing in north Kent and afternoon sea breezes on southern coasts. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A good deal of dry, very warm weather with sunny spells but also showers, some heavy and thundery, and cloud may be rather persistent at times in eastern areas.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

Today:

Many eastern and central parts starting dull, but low cloud soon burning back to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers moving westwards across the south in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly dry, fine and very warm, although cooler along cloudier northeastern coasts.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in northeast returning westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, easing. Elsewhere dry with clear periods.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for many. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Isolated heavy, thundery showers likely in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Plenty of dry weather, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in the south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Generally warm or very warm still.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
London Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Dover Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Norwich Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Cardiff Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Clear night 49.2079 -2.1955
Exeter Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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.