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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 22 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rather cloudy and mainly dry, brighter spells developing on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry overnight and cloudy for most parts, with a spot or two of rain possible. A few clear spells developing later in the night. Winds remaining light. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Saturday:

After a rather cloudy start with a few spots of light rain it will brighten up with sunny spells developing. Feeling quite warm again by the afternoon with light winds. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday bright then clouding over with rain spreading from the northwest. Monday and Tuesday sunny spells and isolated showers, with a noticeable cool breeze near the coast.

Updated at: 1517 on Fri 22 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Patchy rain and showers clearing southeast overnight. Dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy light rain and showers will clear the southeast overnight, but it will remain cloudy in much of the south. Elsewhere will be dry with light winds and clear spells, leading to a chilly night for many.

Saturday:

A fine, chilly start followed by a dry day with sunny spells for many, feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. However, cloud and rain will arrive into the northwest later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain spreading southeast across all parts through Sunday, with cooler, brighter conditions following. Mainly dry on Monday, but some showers in the east. Mainly dry with bright intervals on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1534 on Fri 22 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 May 2015 to Friday 5 Jun 2015:

Generally rather cloudy on Wednesday, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle in western areas at first. Some bright or sunny spells probably developing later, particularly in the south and east. Rain and freshening winds may reach the northwest by Wednesday evening. Much more unsettled on Thursday with wet and windy conditions developing across the country. The rest of the outlook period is expected to remain rather unsettled, with showers or some longer spells of rain, especially for northern areas where it could well be windy at times. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected in the south of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest and near average further south and east, though with some warmer days later in the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Jun 2015 to Saturday 20 Jun 2015:

There is considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through much of June. Overall, a rather mixed picture is likely, with rather unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures at first, especially in the north. As we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established across many areas which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 22 May 2015

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

Brighton Brighton – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Cloudy 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 – Overcast 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 – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Jersey – Fog 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