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  • Fri Friday
    18°C 9°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 12°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showers at first this evening, sunny intervals tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers will soon die out this evening, and with long clear spells developing and winds falling light it will become chilly in places by Saturday morning. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

Saturday will mostly dry with some sunny spells, although the odd shower can't be ruled out later in the day. Chilly again overnight with light winds and good clear spells. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry on Sunday with sunny spells. Turning cloudy and breezy on Monday with rain, heavy at times, the rain clearing during Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers are likely to continue throughout the night, mainly for windward coastal areas. However most places will have a dry and increasingly clear night, along with the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it becoming rather chilly.

Saturday:

A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some central and eastern areas, where they could be heavy with thunder, before easing later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cold start in the east Sunday, but mostly dry with some sunshine. Rain in the west later, spreading east Monday, heavy at times, drier in north. Rain gradually clearing Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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