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  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    13°C 4°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    11°C 5°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    12°C 6°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry overnight, showers spreading east on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers at first this evening, but most parts will become dry and rather chilly overnight with some clear spells, and with winds slowly easing. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

After a dry start with some sunny spells, thickening cloud and scattered showers will spread east from late morning, these merging to give some more general rain by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday mostly dry and bright but rain likely in the west later. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Friday, but Saturday should be dry with some bright or sunny spells.

Updated at: 1548 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Still windy. Blustery wintry showers in north, clear spells elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Winds easing, however staying windy with further gales possible around northern and eastern coasts and in exposed locations. Showers continuing, becoming more confined to the north, where wintry and occasionally heavy, with icy patches developing. Clear spells forming elsewhere.

Wednesday:

Breezy with sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north. A bright start in the south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east, bringing some rain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely dry and cold to start Thursday, but some rain in southwest, probably spreading northeast, leaving it cloudy with some outbreaks of rain Good Friday. Drier, but fairly cloudy Saturday.

Updated at: 1549 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Light shower night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Heavy shower night 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Heavy shower night 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Light shower night 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Light rain 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Light shower night 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower night 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

London

Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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London information

The city of London is the capital of England and is located in the South East of England on the river Thames.

London has been a major settlement for approximately two millennia and was originally founded by the Romans. As the capital of England, it is a leading metropolitan city and is one of the world's leading financial hubs.

London is made up of a number of boroughs, stretching from Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond in the West, across to Havering, Bexley and Barking & Dagenham in the East. Barnet and Enfield are on the northern edge of the city whilst Croydon, Sutton and Bromley are found in the south.

Unsurprisingly, London one of the world's top tourist cities and it is easy to see why. From fantastic shopping in Kensington & Chelsea through to sightseeing in the historic areas of Westminster, London has something for all tastes and budgets.

For many visitors, the main attraction in London is Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen and various members of the British Royal Family. It has served as the residence of British royals since 1837 and is still today the administrative centre for the Monarch and Royal Family. Hosting 775 rooms, the palace opens only 19 state rooms for tours during the summer, although these are decorated with some pieces from the royal collection and form the heart of the palace.

Sport is a huge part of London life, with Wembley Stadium hosting major events including the FA Cup final and every home England international football match. The city's two major cricket venues, Lords and The Oval, hold regular Test matches and in Newham, the Olympic Stadium played host to the 2012 Olympic Games. The city is also home to some of Europe's leading football clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

London is also at the heart of the tennis calendar every summer during the Wimbledon championships. Some of the world's finest players (and occasionally, the weather) have taken centre stage over the years at SW19 to create some of sports most iconic memories.

At the O2 Arena (formally known as the Millennium Dome), some of the world's leading names from the world of music, sport and entertainment wow the crowds whilst Leicester Square is synonymous with some of the world's best theatre productions.

Outdoor activities are also an important part of life in London and regular concerts and events are held at Hyde Park which, along with Kensington Gardens, features a memorial to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Last updated: 11 August 2014