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  • Thu Thursday 5th
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 6th
    10°C 6°C
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  • Sat Saturday 7th
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    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 8th
    12°C 5°C
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  • Mon Monday 9th
    10°C 6°C
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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Remaining dry with some sunshine.

Today:

Thursday should be a dry day but with a good deal of cloud. However there will be some bright or sunny spells, and where these occur it will feel mild. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry through the night. There will be a good deal of cloud and this, along with a steady breeze should prevent a frost. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Friday:

Staying dry for most on Friday with plenty of cloud and one or two sunny intervals. Becoming increasingly windy through the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday windy but dry with some sunshine and very mild. Some patchy rain likely for a time late Sunday. A sunny, cold start on Monday, wind and rain by evening.

Updated at: 0205 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold overnight. Dry in the south, rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying cold, dry and clear in the south and east, leading to a widespread frost developing. Turning cloudy, milder with occasional outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds in the northwest with local gales likely in exposure.

Thursday:

Rain in northwestern areas turning heavy and persistent over hills. Further south, brighter, drier conditions will prevail, although probably becoming cloudier later. Windy in north with local gales. Turning milder.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

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

Updated at: 1517 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 18 Mar 2015:

On Monday a frontal band, with quite widespread rainfall, will move slowly southeast and ease. It will be mild to the south, with colder air to the north. Into Tuesday the frontal band may well pivot and move back northwards with a risk of the rain becoming heavy for a time in the west. Also turning windy in the west and northwest with a risk of gales. From Wednesday, there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures often near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 Mar 2015 to Thursday 2 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 return to at least some regions in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier than average conditions perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1158 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for London

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