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    15°C 13°C
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    17°C 11°C
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Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Variable cloud but plenty of sunshine.

This Evening and Tonight:

After clear spells at first this evening cloud will increase from the west. Becoming quite windy at times near the Kent and Sussex coast. Most of the region will stay dry. Cool in the countryside. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Breezy and rather cloudy but mostly dry. Brighter interludes possible at times, more especially during the afternoon, most likely further east. Odd spot of rain near southern coasts. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Milder and rather cloudy on Monday and Tuesday, but some occasional brightness. Some rain overnight Tuesday, clearing to leave a cloudy day with light winds on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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