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  • Tue Tuesday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    27°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    27°C 15°C
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  • Fri Friday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 16°C
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Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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NE 8 16 NE 8 16 NE 8 15 NE 8 16 NE 8 16 NE 8 16 NE 9 17 NE 9 17 NE 10 18 NE 11 20 NE 11 21 ENE 12 22 ENE 12 24 ENE 13 25 ENE 13 25 E 12 23 E 11 22 E 11 23 E 11 22 E 10 20 E 9 19 E 9 18 E 9 17 ENE 8 16
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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68% 72% 83% 88% 70% 49% 42% 44% 55%
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0 0 0 1 2 7 6 1 0
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1100 on Tue 22 Jul 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

Kent coast often misty and cooler, sunny and hot inland.

Today:

Dry, with sunny spells for most places. Generally becoming very warm or hot, with the highest temperatures across western areas. However, an onshore breeze will keep the north Kent coast noticeably cooler, and may bring mist and low cloud. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Tonight:

Staying dry, but with increasing amounts of low cloud, mist and hill fog spreading westwards. Some areas, especially across Hampshire, may remain clear, perhaps allowing patchy fog to form. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

Sunny spells will develop, and possibly isolated afternoon showers in the west. Inland areas will become very warm, locally hot, while an onshore breeze keeps the north Kent coast cooler. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying humid, and typically very warm or hot, but often cooler along the coast with onshore breezes. Increasing chance of heavy and thundery showers developing by Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly fine and very warm. Some rain in far northwest.

Today:

Low cloud across eastern parts gradually burning back to the coasts where it may persist. Fairly cloudy across Northern Ireland and far western Scotland, with locally heavy showery rain. Otherwise some sunny spells for many, and warm or very warm.

Tonight:

Low cloud in the east steadily spreading westwards into central parts overnight, and showery rain in far northwest easing. Elsewhere staying fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm. However low cloud across many central and eastern parts first thing becoming increasingly confined to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers developing in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rain at times in the northwest, and daytime showers in the south, some heavy with a risk of thunder. Very warm for many, locally hot in the south.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 19 Aug 2014:

The recent settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of the outlook period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing, particularly across more southern parts. The far northwest may be the exception with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain affecting more Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Towards the end of the period, a change back to more generally unsettled conditions is looking likely with a higher risk of showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Oxford Sunny day 51.7513 -1.2538
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Cambridge Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Nottingham Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Ipswich Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499

Location Details

Oxford

Location: 51.7513, -1.2538

Altitude: 61m above mean sea level

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.