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  • Mon Monday 27th
    14°C 5°C
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  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    12°C 7°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    12°C 6°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Thu Thursday 30th
    12°C 5°C
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  • Fri Friday 1st
    13°C 7°C
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Issued at: 0900 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Sunny at first. Risk of showers later.

Today:

A chilly but dry morning with long spells of sunshine. More cloud developing through the afternoon with some showers likely by evening, some of which could be on the heavy side. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Further showers likely into the evening, these dying away by midnight. Dry with clear spells for the latter part of the night, and turning chilly. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Tuesday:

A fine but cold start followed by sunny intervals and perhaps an isolated shower, but with a noticeable wind developing. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy with rain arriving on Wednesday. Sunny intervals and heavy showers on Thursday with winds easing. Brighter and drier on Friday. Temperatures remaining below normal.

Updated at: 0410 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers for many. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and turning wintry in parts of the north, mainly on hills. Becoming windy in the north and west, with gales likely for a time.

Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, wintry over hills in the north and occasionally to lower levels. Drier elsewhere, and cold for most with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over some hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cold, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 0437 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are 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 more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 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 day 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 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