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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    10°C 7°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 5th
    12°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday 6th
    12°C 6°C
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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some sunny spells but increasingly cloudy in the afternoon.

Today:

Early rain will become confined to the west of the region by midday, with some brighter spells developing in the east. However outbreaks of rain will spread back from the west towards the London area by evening. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will spread east across all parts during the evening, to give a wet night, and with extensive mist by Friday morning. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Friday:

Rain, perhaps heavy in places, becoming lighter and more patchy from the west during the day. Some drier spells are likely in the west, but staying cloudy and rather misty. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Although the odd light shower can't be ruled out on Saturday, most parts should be dry with some bright or sunny intervals over the weekend and into Easter Monday.

Updated at: 0336 on Thu 02 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine across eastern Britain but cloudy and damp further west.

Today:

Fine across central and eastern Britain but cloud and rain across the west and southwest will edge slowly eastwards. There will be extensive hill fog across southwestern parts of England and Wales, and it will feel cold under the cloud.

Tonight:

Dry at first across eastern Britain with ground frost possible. Rain will slowly move east, with some hill snow across northern England and Scotland, and heavy rain across western parts.

Friday:

Mainly cloudy at first with occasional rain, however, it should become drier through the day with cloud breaking to allow some sunny intervals across western parts of the UK.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

The rest of the Easter weekend should be mainly dry with light winds. It is likely to be rather cloudy but some sunny intervals are possible. It should feel milder.

Updated at: 0434 on Thu 02 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 15 Apr 2015:

It should remain largely dry with some sunny spells and light winds on Easter Monday, particularly over southern and southwestern parts, however skies will likely remain fairly cloudy in general. Parts of the northwest may be affected by some light rain and drizzle too. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather and with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and western parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southeast into other parts of the country.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Apr 2015 to Thursday 30 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will decline away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled and windier weather should also be expected with colder, and occasionally showery conditions, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1210 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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