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  • Wed Wednesday 6th
    14°C 10°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday 7th
    15°C 9°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 8th
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 9th
    16°C 10°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday 10th
    18°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 06 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy with some rain Wednesday. Mainly fine Thursday.

Today:

Starting bright but blustery, with scattered sharp showers. Becoming increasingly cloudy and also feeling rather cool, with some rain possible as well as gales in places, perhaps severe in exposed coastal districts. Becoming drier and brighter towards evening. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

The wind should ease during the evening, with remaining rain clearing eastwards to leave a drier and calmer remainder of the night. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Thursday:

A much-improved day compared to Wednesday, rather cloudy at times but still with some pleasant sunny spells. Showers will be few and far between, while winds will continue to ease. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry but cloudy Friday ahead of wet, windy conditions probably moving eastwards into Saturday. Most likely brighter later Saturday and especially Sunday, with lighter winds and some warm sunshine.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 06 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

The weather will remain very changeable today.

Today:

There will be bright spells and showers today. Showers will be heavy and possibly thundery, merging to give more prolonged spells of rain, especially in the west at first, and east later. Very windy and gusty in the south again.

Tonight:

Blustery showers will continue across the north and northeast of Scotland overnight. Elsewhere it will become mostly dry with clear spells, and the gusty west to northwesterly wind will ease.

Thursday:

Remaining cool and windy in the far north with further showers, wintry on the hills. Most other areas will have a dry day with gentle winds and pleasantly warm sunshine.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will start mostly fine. Wet and locally windy weather looks set to gradually move northeastwards across all parts, clearing later Saturday. Further rain in northwest Sunday. Brighter elsewhere.

Updated at: 0305 on Wed 06 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Wednesday 20 May 2015:

Outbreaks of rain in the far northwest at first on Monday will weaken and move southeast to become slow moving over Northern England and Southern Scotland. To the northwest, cooler, brighter but showery conditions will follow, while to the southeast warmer, drier and sunnier conditions are expected. It is then likely to become fairly unsettled through the rest of the week, particularly in the northwest, with occasional spells of rain or showers, and strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely towards the southeast, where it will also be rather warm for a time, although some showers cannot be ruled out here too. This northwest-southeast divide then looks likely to continue through the weekend and into the following week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 21 May 2015 to Thursday 4 Jun 2015:

Overall, fairly mixed conditions are expected through the period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather, interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas, whilst the best of the settled weather is more likely towards the south and southeast. However, there is a signal that some drier conditions could develop across northern parts towards the end of May or early June as well. Temperatures are likely to be around average for most areas, although spells of more settled weather will be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, particularly in the south or southeast, where it could be rather warm for a time. Some chilly nights are also possible, perhaps with isolated overnight frost in rural northern parts.

Updated at: 1202 on Wed 06 May 2015

Weather map

Wed 1100

Weather forecast map for London

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