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Issued at: 1400 on Thu 02 Oct 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

Fog patches possible tonight but fine and warm on Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry and mild night to come with clear spells. Winds will be light so some rural mist or fog patches may reform towards dawn. Cloud may thicken enough over Kent after midnight for the odd spot of rain. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

After a grey and misty start in places, another fine day is expected with spells of sunshine. Pleasantly warm again with temperatures well above normal for early October. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A wet and windy day on Saturday, clearing away later. Sunday will see a mix of sunshine and blustery showers with more wind and rain returning later on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Band of rain and strong winds moving into the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Turning wet and windy overnight across Northern Ireland and Scotland, as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain gradually moves southeastwards. Staying dry elsewhere with clear spells, and isolated patches of mist and fog developing in the far south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Northern Ireland, and southern Scotland before spreading into northwest England. Largely dry with sunny spells elsewhere, and staying warm across the south. Breezy.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain and strong winds will clear southeastwards during Saturday, with brighter but cooler conditions following. Mostly fine on Sunday, with isolated showers in the west. Turning unsettled again on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

Spells of rain will affect some southeastern and eastern parts during Tuesday and Wednesday, whilst northwestern areas are likely to see frequent showers. There will be more in the way of drier intervals across central regions, however it will remain breezy, especially in the northwest and through the English Channel, perhaps with gales. Temperatures will be near average, or a little below, but feeling cold at times in the wind and rain. Whilst the wind will gradually ease into the weekend, further showers are likely, especially across the northwest, with spells of more persistent rain continuing across southern areas at times. The unsettled conditions are then likely to continue during the following week, although southeastern and eastern parts are more likely to see prolonged drier periods.

UK Outlook for Friday 17 Oct 2014 to Friday 31 Oct 2014:

Current indications suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

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Oxford Sunny intervals 51.7513 -1.2538
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Yeovil Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499

Location Details

Oxford

Location: 51.7513, -1.2538

Altitude: 61m above mean sea level

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Oxford information

Oxford is a settlement with a long history located 60 miles north-west of London, on the Rivers Thames and Cherwell.

Local archaeological evidence indicates settlements in the area for thousands of years although the then town came to greater prominence in Saxon times when it was on the borders of the Saxon Kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex. It was originally called "Oxenaforda", as a simple direct naming of the function of a ford around which the settlement grew.

It is probably best known for the University of Oxford, a collection of long established colleges and one of the leading higher education centres in the world. The university was first mentioned in 12th-century records.

The city has played an important role in many periods of English history, from the English civil war to the temporary housing of the Court to King Charles II during the great plague of London.

By 1790, the Oxford Canal opened linking the Midlands at Coventry though Oxford and on to London. By 1844 the Great Western railway opened its stations connecting the city, via Didcot to the East West Routes to London and the West of England.

The early 20th century witnessed rapid growth at Cowley, to the south east of the city with the introduction and rapid growth of mass production of cars, vans and light trucks. By the early 21st century, that industry had declined but vehicle production continues at the BMW plant for the production of the Mini and its variants.