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  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 15°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 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, warm, sunny spells. Isolated heavy showers developing.

Today:

For many parts, a dry, warm day with good sunny spells, although cloud will increase through the day with a chance of showers later, these perhaps heavy and thundery, areas to the north and west of London most at risk. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Tonight:

A few showers around through the evening and night, perhaps heavy, although many areas will be generally dry with variable cloud cover. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Friday:

Dry, bright and feeling warm for most with sunny spells, but still a chance of a heavy shower and skies tending to cloud over, especially in western counties. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, heavy rain or thundery showers but warm in the brighter spells in between. Thereafter, sunny spells, isolated showers. Breezy on Sunday, lighter winds on Monday and staying warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers or rain for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but isolated showers possible towards the end of the day.

Tonight:

Showers continuing to affect the north overnight, but easing and becoming more isolated through the evening across the south, with clear spells developing. Winds will be mainly light.

Friday:

Showers in the north and west, occasionally heavy and possibly thundery, will spread into more central areas through the day. Southeastern parts will stay largely dry and warm though.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled across most areas with showers or spells of rain and some brightness. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and breezy, in north. Less unsettled on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

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