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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Generally dry, with the best sunshine across southern areas.

Today:

Generally dry with long sunny spells, especially across southern areas. North of London cloud will tend to increase through today, bringing a small chance of a few light showers. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with clear periods across the south. Further north cloudier conditions bring the chance chance of isolated light showers. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Wednesday:

Many places will remain dry, with some bright or sunny spells, but there is a chance showers arriving which could become heavy and thundery through the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 23°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy and perhaps thundery, gradually clearing. Saturday chance of early rain, otherwise sunny spells and isolated showers for Friday and Saturday.

Updated at: 0410 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy today, with showery rain in the north and west.

Today:

Showery rain will affect many northern and western areas, heavy in places, especially this morning. Drier in the south and east with some warm sunny spells. Rather windy, with gales in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers or rain will continue to affect many northern and western parts, also spreading into the southwest. Drier elsewhere and staying mild. Southerly winds will ease.

Wednesday:

Further showery rain, mainly in the west at first, but spreading increasingly north and eastwards. The best sunshine in the southeast, though showers probably developing here too, perhaps thundery. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Much less breezy by Thursday, though staying generally changeable into Friday with a mix of sunny spells and showers or spells of rain. Mainly fine on Saturday.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Aug 2015 to Monday 17 Aug 2015:

Any showers in the east on Saturday should die out with most parts then fine, although showers may occur in the south. Unsettled conditions are likely to push into the west on Sunday morning, then extending to central parts. The southeast staying mainly dry although thundery showers may occur here later. Through the rest of the period, westerly or south-westerly winds will push bands of rain or showers across the country at times, interspersed by some drier and brighter interludes. The wettest and windiest weather occurring in the north and west, with the south seeing the best of the brighter weather. Temperatures will range from rather cool in the northwest, to near normal in the east, although there is the chance of some brief very warm interludes in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 18 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 1 Sep 2015:

The changeable theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or thundery showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times, particularly in the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Mon 03 Aug 2015

Weather map

Tue 0400

Weather forecast map for London

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