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  • Tue Tuesday 28th
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  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    13°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday 30th
    13°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 1st
    11°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 2nd
    11°C 10°C
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Issued at: 1500 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rain Wednesday morning. Brighter later with showers in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

It should be dry through the evening with clear spells. Later in the night cloud will increase with scattered showers developing after midnight and rain arriving in the west of the region by dawn. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

Rain will gradually move east, becoming locally heavy and reaching the far southeast by afternoon. Brighter conditions will follow into the west, although scattered, sharp showers continuing in southern counties. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday: Sunshine and scattered showers, some heavy, slow moving, perhaps with hail and thunder. Friday generally dry, bright with light winds. Saturday cloudier with a chance of rain. Remaining cold.

Updated at: 1541 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreads eastwards overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of rain moving into Northern Ireland this evening will spread eastwards overnight, turning heavy at times, reaching central and southern England and northern Scotland by dawn. Mostly dry ahead of the rain, some showers following on behind.

Wednesday:

Rain will slowly clear southeastern parts. Elsewhere, many places will be dry with sunny spells, although some showers will affect the north of the UK. Some hill snow across Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and scattered thundery showers on Thursday. Mostly dry and bright on Friday, although with some showers in the far southwest and north. Windier Saturday with rain edging northwards.

Updated at: 1618 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Tuesday 12 May 2015:

Cloudy across most parts of the UK on Sunday with outbreaks of rain, although the north of Scotland may stay dry with some sunshine. Many areas will stay cloudy with some rain on Bank Holiday Monday, although the far north of Scotland may well remain fine and dry. Drier and brighter conditions, accompanied by a few showers, are likely to spread to southwestern parts later. From Tuesday onwards it is expected to remain unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, with the west and southwest likely to experience the wettest conditions. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places and temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 May 2015 to Wednesday 27 May 2015:

Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though some areas may have some more settled weather for a time at first. Otherwise, conditions will be fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1233 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Weather map

Tue 1600

Weather forecast map for London

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