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  • Mon Monday
    13°C 10°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    12°C 9°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    11°C 4°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    7°C -1°C
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  • Fri Friday
    4°C 4°C
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 1800 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly cloudy, breezy, some light rain and drizzle. Mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy, and mostly dry, although there will still be the occasional spot of light rain or drizzle at times, and these may become more persistent towards the end of the night. Breezy, with strong coastal winds, but mild. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Tuesday:

Occasional light rain and drizzle at first, gradually becoming more isolated, perhaps allowing some brief brighter spells to develop. Further rain extending to the north towards midnight. Strong coastal winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday, early rain clearing, then brighter but colder. Christmas day, cold start, then mostly dry and bright, with lighter winds. Friday, frosty start, dry initially becoming wet and windy later.

Updated at: 1355 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain, heavy across western hills, moving slowly southwards. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will extend slowly southwards to affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England, persistent and heavy across western hills. To the north it will be cold with frequent showers, and to the south, mild with patchy drizzle. Generally windy.

Tuesday:

Rain will continue slowly southwards, heavy across western hills, reaching southern parts of the UK in the evening. It will stay cold further north with sunshine and showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain will clear southwards during Christmas Eve, with colder, clearer conditions following. Largely fine on Christmas Day with wintry showers across eastern Britain. Turning wet and windy on Boxing Day.

Updated at: 1445 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Dec 2014 to Monday 5 Jan 2015:

Most places will be wet and windy on Saturday, with gales or sever gales developing in places. Southeastern areas of England may stay dry at first, however. Cloud and rain are expected to clear erratically eastwards during Sunday leaving sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These will be most frequent across northern and western Britain, becoming wintry with snow in the north. Temperatures will initially be above average but fall below as the rain clears. It will become colder into the following week with snow showers developing across the north. These may spread southwards at times and it will be frosty with freezing fog patches possible. It may turn more unsettled with time, with wetter and windier conditions returning from the west, and temperatures becoming nearer normal.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 6 Jan 2015 to Tuesday 20 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 1445 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

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Weather forecast map for London

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