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  • Fri Friday 27th
    11°C 7°C
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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    14°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday 29th
    13°C 6°C
    Heavy rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    12°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    12°C 5°C
    Cloudy
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Saturday (28 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:38 Sunset: 19:31 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1000 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and bright but with variable amounts of cloud.

Today:

A fine, dry and bright morning with some thin high cloud and light winds. It will remain dry with light winds through the afternoon, but perhaps with cloud thickening in many places. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry during the evening with variable amounts of cloud, perhaps some light drizzle in the west. Cloud will thicken later in the night with some light rain possible anywhere. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

Mild, breezy and mainly dry through the morning with fairly cloudy skies; some breaks possible. Chance of rain around midday, then a mostly dry and bright, but windy afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, windy, mild and cloudy at first with occasional rain likely, then brighter later. Wind and rain during Monday. Tuesday will be cool and breezy with sunshine and isolated showers.

Updated at: 0313 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming increasingly cloudy, wet and windy from the west.

Today:

It will become increasingly cloudy from the west, with patchy rain across far southwestern Britain, along with increasing hill and coastal fog. Showers, some heavy, will affect the far northwest. Mainly dry and bright in the east.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards overnight, affecting northern Britain especially with heavy rain and gales. Low cloud, mist and fog will become more widespread across the south.

Saturday:

It will stay very windy, with severe gales possible across the north of the UK. Further heavy rain is likely but it should clear in the afternoon with showers following.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and windy with further outbreaks of rain, especially in the west. Some brief brighter interludes are likely though. Markedly colder across northern Britain on Tuesday with snow showers.

Updated at: 0236 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 to Thursday 9 Apr 2015:

Unsettled, generally windy with a risk of gales, or severe gales, in the north and west, especially Tuesday. A rain band will clear southeastwards through Tuesday, followed by sunshine and blustery showers, most frequent in the northwest where they could turn wintry. Drier Wednesday, although further wind and rain likely returning from the west. Temperatures mild in the south, but colder in the north. Then generally remaining changeable through the remainder of next week and into Easter with spells of wind , rain and showers, mainly across northwestern parts, interspersed by drier brighter conditions, particularly in the south. Showers in the north, possibly wintry over hills at times. Temperatures near average in the south but below in the north with overnight frosts likely here, possibly locally in the south also.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period will probably continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. Current indications are that westerly regime will persist allowing showers or longer spells of rain to affect the UK at times, with northwestern parts likely seeing the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather. There will likely be some drier, more settled periods too, predominantly across the south and east; but across all parts at times. There will therefore probably be a wide range in temperatures with some warmer days, but also some cold nights, with a continued risk of frosts; especially in the north. By mid-April, signals become very uncertain.

Updated at: 0909 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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