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Issued at: 0100 on Thu 26 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Misty, cool start. Warm later with sunny spells. Isolated showers.

Today:

A cool start with mist and fog patches. Sunny periods are expected, but an isolated sharp shower is possible. Feeling pleasantly warm inland in sunnier afternoon weather. Light easterly winds will keep conditions cooler near coasts. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry and cool with clear spells, and mist or fog patches forming. An isolated thundery shower is possible in Sussex and Kent. Winds will remain light and variable. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Friday:

Misty start with fog patches. Mainly dry with sunny periods developing, but with isolated showers in west. Generally feeling warm with light winds, but cool easterly winds near some coasts. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm, sunny spells with thundery showers on Saturday. Sunny spells with locally heavy showers possible on Sunday. Mainly dry on Monday, but rain in east later with strengthening winds.

Updated at: 0306 on Thu 26 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Warmer in the south, cloudier and cooler further north.

Today:

It'll be a grey start in central and northern areas with outbreaks of rain at times. There'll be sunnier skies in northwest Scotland and southern England and Wales, with showers in southern England this afternoon.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will continue across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland tonight. Elsewhere there'll be patchy cloud and some clear spells, perhaps with scattered showers in southern coastal areas.

Friday:

Tomorrow will start largely fine and dry with some sunny spells through the day. Showers will feed into southern and western parts though, these turning heavy and perhaps thundery later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Many places should be warm through the weekend with sunny spells. Locally heavy, thundery showers are likely, mainly in the south. Rain may spread to eastern areas on Monday.

Updated at: 0232 on Thu 26 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 30 May 2016 to Wednesday 8 Jun 2016:

Much of the United Kingdom, especially the northwest, will see dry, bright and reasonably warm weather for the end of May. Southeastern areas, however, should be cloudier and cooler, and increasingly likely to see outbreaks of rain, which could turn heavy and thundery and perhaps more prolonged for a time, accompanied by strengthening winds. This pattern of weather looks to continue for the start of June, with showers or longer spells of rain most likely in the east and southeast, with the best of the warmer, drier and brighter weather in the west and northwest. However, there is a signal for the weather to become more generally drier and brighter across the UK towards the end of the period, although there remains a threat of showers in the south.

Updated at: 1234 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jun 2016 to Thursday 23 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the start of this period. This means we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for many parts of the country, particularly in the north and northwest. There will probably be some wetter intervals mixed in, these most likely in the south, where they could turn thundery at times. Towards mid-to-late June, there is a chance that more unsettled conditions could become established, although the timing and likelihood of this change remains uncertain. Temperatures, on the whole, will probably be slightly above the June average, especially in the west and south.

Updated at: 1235 on Wed 25 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Brighton

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

Location Details

Brighton

Location: 50.822, -0.1356

Altitude: 8.0 m 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