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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showers or longer spells of rain. Lighter winds than Monday.

Today:

Rain is likely to affect southern areas for a time this morning, clearing eastwards. Bright or sunny intervals will follow, along with scattered showers, some of which could be heavy. It will feel rather cold, despite lighter winds than Monday. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Becoming breezy and generally cloudy, with showers or longer spells of rain which may fall as sleet over the highest ground. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Wednesday:

Breezy at first, with isolated showers of rain or sleet. Through the day most places will stay dry, with sunny periods developing, but still it will feel rather cold again. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday frosty start, perhaps freezing fog patches, then sunny spells and isolated showers. Friday rain and strong winds may arrive, with further rain possible on Saturday, but also drier spells.

Updated at: 0227 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers today, with winds easing.

Today:

A cold and perhaps frosty start, with a risk of wintry showers in the south west. Sunny spells and showers for the rest of today, which will be falling as sleet or snow on the hills. Some places staying dry.

Tonight:

Tonight there will be further showers followed by clear spells, and with temperatures dropping close to freezing for most, there may be some frost or ice forming in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However in the east and the far southwest cloud will linger throughout the day, with the odd shower possible at times.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southern and central areas. Bright and cold in the north.

Updated at: 0202 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Feb 2016 to Monday 22 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Cold, showery conditions across the north at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further south more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west early in the following week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Later on, unsettled conditions are likely to return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 8 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0202 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Heavy shower night 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Boston – Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

London

Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

Altitude: 11.0m 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 is 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: 23 December 2015