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  • Thu Thursday
    16°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    16°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 11°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    15°C 12°C
    Overcast
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1600 on Thu 23 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

Rain at times tonight and for much of Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining generally cloudy overnight with spells of light rain and drizzle. Rain will become heavier and more prolonged at times later. Mild with brisk southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

Periods of heavy rain during the morning and early afternoon, then becoming drier. Some sunny spells are possible in the west later in afternoon. Brisk southwesterly winds will ease later. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry with variable cloud and occasional sunny spells through the period, and isolated showers possible. Cool on Saturday, but tending to become milder through the weekend. Brisk southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy and mild with occasional rain or drizzle.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be mild for many with occasional rain or drizzle, low cloud and hill fog in southern and central areas. Clearer, cooler and breezy weather should edge south across the northwest and then into some central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across England and Wales, clearing away to the southeast by evening. Brighter weather with showers following, these frequent in the north and west with gales.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, turning heavy and thundery at times. Generally drier with some brightness elsewhere. Windy in the north with gales this weekend, perhaps severe in Scotland.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 to Thursday 6 Nov 2014:

A band of cloud and rain over the northwest is expected to move southeastwards across the UK on Tuesday, clearing the far southeast by Wednesday morning. Brighter conditions should follow, however there are likely to be some showers too. These may be heavy and thundery in the north where it will probably be windy with local gales. A north-south split looks most likely to develop thereafter. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north, with the best of the drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain. Pressure may build further over the south into the start of November, bringing a risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Friday 7 Nov 2014 to Friday 21 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, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. 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 like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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