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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 18:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some light rain tonight then generally fine tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers across Kent will clear early this evening, however cloud will thicken later from the northwest. Some light rain will cross from the west in the early hours but some parts could stay dry. Mild again. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

Generally cloudy, with some light rain across Kent. This will clear to leave a fine day with some bright or sunny spells. Feeling warm again in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday cloudy start then dry and bright. Friday dry and breezy, with some bright or sunny spells. Saturday rain, sometimes heavy, gradually clearing eastwards. Feeling cooler.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with some rain, turning clearer and drier in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain over northern and western areas continues moving southeastwards and fragments, reaching the southeast by morning. Some clear spells following, but further cloud and patchy rain reaching the northwest later.

Wednesday:

England and Wales rather cloudy with a few showers, but a few warm and bright spells too. Cooler and sunnier further north. Windy with scattered showers in the far north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards late Thursday, clearing Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now 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 Tue 30 Sep 2014

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