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    21°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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    20°C 16°C
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    17°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    15°C 11°C
    Heavy rain
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Issued at: 1400 on Thu 02 Oct 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

Fog patches possible tonight but fine and warm on Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry and mild night to come with clear spells. Winds will be light so some rural mist or fog patches may reform towards dawn. Cloud may thicken enough over Kent after midnight for the odd spot of rain. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

After a grey and misty start in places, another fine day is expected with spells of sunshine. Pleasantly warm again with temperatures well above normal for early October. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A wet and windy day on Saturday, clearing away later. Sunday will see a mix of sunshine and blustery showers with more wind and rain returning later on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Band of rain and strong winds moving into the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Turning wet and windy overnight across Northern Ireland and Scotland, as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain gradually moves southeastwards. Staying dry elsewhere with clear spells, and isolated patches of mist and fog developing in the far south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Northern Ireland, and southern Scotland before spreading into northwest England. Largely dry with sunny spells elsewhere, and staying warm across the south. Breezy.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain and strong winds will clear southeastwards during Saturday, with brighter but cooler conditions following. Mostly fine on Sunday, with isolated showers in the west. Turning unsettled again on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

Spells of rain will affect some southeastern and eastern parts during Tuesday and Wednesday, whilst northwestern areas are likely to see frequent showers. There will be more in the way of drier intervals across central regions, however it will remain breezy, especially in the northwest and through the English Channel, perhaps with gales. Temperatures will be near average, or a little below, but feeling cold at times in the wind and rain. Whilst the wind will gradually ease into the weekend, further showers are likely, especially across the northwest, with spells of more persistent rain continuing across southern areas at times. The unsettled conditions are then likely to continue during the following week, although southeastern and eastern parts are more likely to see prolonged drier periods.

UK Outlook for Friday 17 Oct 2014 to Friday 31 Oct 2014:

Current indications suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

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