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  • Wed Wednesday 4th
    9°C 2°C
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  • Thu Thursday 5th
    11°C 6°C
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  • Fri Friday 6th
    11°C 6°C
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  • Sat Saturday 7th
    14°C 7°C
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  • Sun Sunday 8th
    12°C 6°C
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Wednesday (04 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 0700 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry with bright or sunny spells

Today:

Apart from the risk of a light shower in the north of the region during the morning, the day should be dry with bright or sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

The evening and night will stay dry with some good clear spells and a slight frost developing, although cloud will tend to increase in places by morning. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Thursday:

Some bright or sunny spells across the region, making it feel pleasant by afternoon but cloud may thicken at times in the west. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry on Friday and Saturday with bright or sunny spells. Becoming more generally cloudy on Sunday but staying mostly dry. Remaining mild for the time of year.

Updated at: 0214 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning dry and bright for many. Feeling pleasant in sunshine.

Today:

Cold and bright start for many, with showers in the north and west of the country at first. Showers will gradually clear through the day leaving everywhere fine. Winds will ease, making it feel reasonably pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Staying dry and clear in the south and east, leading to a widespread frost developing. Turning cloudy with patchy rain and strengthening winds in the northwest with gales in exposure.

Thursday:

Rain in northwestern areas turning heavy and persistent. Further south, brighter, dry conditions will prevail, although it will probably become cloudy later. Windy in north with gales at times. Milder.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain affecting northwest Scotland, often heavy and persistent. Elsewhere, variable cloud with sunny spells. Windy for many with gales northwest. Rain edging south Sunday. Mild or very mild for most.

Updated at: 0232 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 17 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely on Sunday. Wetter weather is expected in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in western Scotland, slowly moving south, possibly reaching northern England by the end of the day before stalling. It will also be windy with gales possible in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. From Monday, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are more likely to be average for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 1 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will be established in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, but still with drier weather in the southeast.

Updated at: 1155 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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