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Issued at: 0900 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Variable cloud but plenty of sunshine.

Today:

Early mist patches clearing to a dry and mainly sunny day, with all parts expected to remain dry. Light southwesterly winds in the morning, before freshening a little during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

After a fine bright evening cloud will increase from the west. Becoming quite windy at times near the Kent and Sussex coast. Most of the region will stay dry. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Breezy and mainly cloudy but mostly dry. Brighter interludes possible during the afternoon, most likely further east. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Milder and rather cloudy on Monday and Tuesday, but some occasional brightness. Southerly winds decreasing by Tuesday. Wednesday will be cloudy with occasional mainly light rain moving north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with frequent showers northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Frequent showers will push across northwest Scotland, often heavy. It will be windy here too, with coastal severe gales. Variable cloud and sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers, these mainly in the west.

Tonight:

Persistent heavy rain will arrive in northwest Scotland. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales continuing across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

The very wet and windy weather continues across the northwest. Generally windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east, with some patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wet and windy northwest Monday, drier elsewhere. Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, giving cloud and drizzle for south Britain Wednesday. Drier, chillier weather follows further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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