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  • Mon Monday
    15°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    14°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
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Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 20 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

Wet and windy tonight. Feeling much colder tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and largely clear at first, before windy conditions with cloud and outbreaks of locally heavy rain spread east across the area after midnight. Localised gales developing, especially along the south coast. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

Cloud and rain clearing away southeastwards. Much colder, still very windy conditions following along with sunny spells and a few blustery showers. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining unsettled, with often cloudy conditions and rain, but also drier and bright spells. Breezy Wednesday and Thursday, then lighter winds Friday. Temperatures recovering to near or slightly above average.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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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 Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Southampton Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cambridge Partly cloudy 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 Partly cloudy night 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 Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 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.