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Issued at: 1100 on Fri 22 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rather cloudy and mainly dry. Quite pleasant by the afternoon.

Today:

Staying predominantly dry and becoming warm by the afternoon. Turning rather cloudy, but there will still be some bright or sunny spells, especially across southeastern areas, and by late afternoon or during the evening a heavy shower is possible here. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry overnight and cloudy for most parts, with a spot or two of rain possible. A few clear spells developing later in the night. Winds remaining light. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

Saturday dry with some bright or sunny spells developing, after a rather cloudy start for some, and feeling quite warm again by the afternoon, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday bright then clouding over with rain, spreading from the northwest, perhaps clearing during the afternoon. On Monday and Tuesday sunny spells and staying dry, with a noticeable, cool breeze.

Updated at: 0204 on Fri 22 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with some patchy rain, but brightening from the north.

Today:

A cloudy start in the north with patchy rain, becoming increasingly dry and bright. Cloudy in the south and west with some patchy rain. Some warm sunny spells towards the southeast with a risk of a few heavy showers later.

Tonight:

Remaining patchy light rain and showers will clear the southeast tonight. Elsewhere will be dry with light winds and clear spells, leading to a chilly night for many.

Saturday:

A fine, chilly start followed by a dry day with sunny spells for many and feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. However, rain will arrive in the northwest later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain spreading southeast across all parts through Sunday, with cooler, brighter conditions following. Mainly dry on Monday, but some showers in the east. Cloud and some rain moves south-eastwards Tuesday.

Updated at: 0330 on Fri 22 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 May 2015 to Friday 5 Jun 2015:

Generally rather cloudy on Wednesday, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle in western areas at first. Some bright or sunny spells probably developing later, particularly in the south and east. Rain and freshening winds may reach the northwest by Wednesday evening. Much more unsettled on Thursday with wet and windy conditions developing across the country. The rest of the outlook period is expected to remain rather unsettled, with showers or some longer spells of rain, especially for northern areas where it could well be windy at times. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected in the south of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest and near average further south and east, though with some warmer days later in the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Jun 2015 to Saturday 20 Jun 2015:

There is considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through much of June. Overall, a rather mixed picture is likely, with rather unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures at first, especially in the north. As we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established across many areas which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 22 May 2015

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Fri 1200

Weather forecast map for London

London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Light shower day 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 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 – Overcast 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