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    17°C 10°C
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    17°C 12°C
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    17°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Sat 20 Sep 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

Cloudy with patchy, locally heavy, rain. Limited brightness.

Today:

Cloudy with mist, coastal fog, and patchy rain, locally heavy and thundery at times. Conditions will slowly improve later, but there remains a risk of further thundery showers through the afternoon. Some warmer, brighter spells are possible in the south. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Tonight:

Slowly becoming dry overnight with clear spells forming. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Sunday:

Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near Kent coasts. Fresh feeling northeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Dry with bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Thundery showers, becoming confined to east. Turning fresher from northwest.

Today:

Isolated thundery showers will continue across England, before becoming confined to the east by midday. Elsewhere, a dull start will be followed by a cloudy day with occasional rain or drizzle. However northwestern areas will turn brighter and fresher later.

Tonight:

Dry across the north, with clearing skies leading to a cold night. Milder but also cloudy elsewhere, with isolated rain. However fresher and clearer conditions will spread south by dawn.

Sunday:

A fine day with plenty of sunshine, although rather cloudy at first in the far south. Chilly at first, but feeling warm by the afternoon across southern parts. Light winds.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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