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Thursday (18 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 2200 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy and breezy with periods of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain and drizzle turning heavier and more persistent during the evening. Later in the night rain will begin to ease and cloud clear from the northwest. Everywhere except Kent and East Sussex will be dry and clear by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Friday:

Friday dry with sunny spells, once early cloud and rain clears Kent. Feeling colder, especially during the afternoon as winds begin to freshen again. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday cold and breezy with sunny spells. Sunday turning milder and windy with rain in places, mainly near coastal areas. Monday very mild with patchy rain possible, and remaining breezy.

Updated at: 1429 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mild with rain in clearing south, then colder with showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy across the south with rain continuing, mainly affecting western parts. This clearing southeastwards, allowing clearer, colder conditions in the north to spread to all but the far southeast of England by morning. Blustery showers giving snow on northern hills.

Friday:

Rain soon clearing the far southeast. Then dry, bright and breezy for much of England and Wales, but with blustery wintry showers in the north, locally heavy and thundery.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright, breezy and cold on Saturday, wintry showers in the north easing. Turning cloudier but milder for Sunday and Monday, though still windy, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle.

Updated at: 1413 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Dec 2014 to Thursday 1 Jan 2015:

Rain over central and southern parts Tuesday should move slowing southeastwards, clearing the southeast early on Christmas Eve. Colder showery conditions to the north, with snow on high ground here, following over the entire UK. The colder conditions then persist for most through Christmas Day and the following weekend with snow even to low levels at times in the north. There is a low probability of some more persistent rain crossing southern parts during the holiday weekend with a risk of snow on the leading edge. Otherwise in the following week there looks to be a gradual return to spells of wet and milder weather interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Generally windy for many throughout the period with risk of gales, these mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Friday 2 Jan 2015 to Friday 16 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around or slightly below average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow over the high ground expected. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places too. However, there is a low likelihood that the drier spells will become more prolonged between weather systems.

Updated at: 1413 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

Weather map

Thu 2300

Weather forecast map for London

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