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    12°C 10°C
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    15°C 13°C
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    15°C 8°C
    Light rain
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    14°C 10°C
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Issued at: 0000 on Thu 23 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

Rather cloudy and mild with a few spots of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

A milder night than the last, with generally cloudy conditions perhaps giving the odd spot of rain in a few spots. Most places will however stay dry overnight. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

Slightly warmer but cloudier than Wednesday. While there will be some limited brighter spells, it will be generally rather cloudy and breezy, with patchy light rain possible at times. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mild and cloudy on Friday, with a chance of rain, perhaps heavy later. This should clear early on Saturday to leave a cooler but mainly dry weekend with some sunshine.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 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 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 seeing 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: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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