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    24°C 18°C
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    20°C 13°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 11°C
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  • Mon Monday
    16°C 11°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: Third quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Third quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Heavy thundery showers continuing. Mist and low cloud developing later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated heavy and thundery showers will continue this evening and overnight, mainly in the north, while mist and low cloud will gradually spread across the area overnight. Feeling very mild and humid. Minimum Temperature 16C.

Saturday:

Any lingering showers gradually dying out through the morning. Mist and low cloud will gradually lift and break through the day, with some sunny spells possible later. Feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry on Sunday and Monday with some sunshine, though feeling cooler than recent days with some chilly nights. Cloudy on Tuesday, with westerly breezes, and perhaps some rain later.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Further scattered thunderstorms across southern Britain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further scattered, heavy and thundery downpours are likely across southern parts of the UK, with clear spells and some patchy rain further north. Low cloud will affect eastern areas again but it is not expected to be as foggy.

Saturday:

Cloudy and drizzly at first in northeastern parts of the UK, but brighter, fresher conditions will gradually spread south. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells on Sunday. Rain reaching northwestern Britain on Monday, turning patchier and spreading to central areas on Tuesday. Temperatures nearer normal with chilly nights.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Light rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Overcast 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Overcast 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Overcast 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

London

Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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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