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  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 13°C
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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 10°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 10°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    19°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    19°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
Thursday
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WSW 9 15 WSW 10 18 WSW 12 22 WSW 13 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 23 SW 10 19 SW 10 20 SW 10 20 SW 9 19
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Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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SW 9 20 SW 9 20 SW 9 20 SW 8 18 SW 8 18 WSW 8 17 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 15 W 8 16 W 8 15 W 9 17 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 20 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 22 WNW 10 22 WNW 9 21 WNW 10 22 NW 9 21 NW 9 20 NW 8 19 NW 8 19 NW 8 17 NW 7 17
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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NW 7 16 NW 6 14 W 6 12 W 6 13 W 8 16 WNW 11 23 WNW 10 23 WNW 9 21 WNW 7 16
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57% 59% 70% 77% 66% 47% 41% 43% 51%
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0 0 0 1 2 5 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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WNW 6 11 WNW 4 8 W 4 6 WSW 4 8 SW 5 12 SW 6 14 SSW 7 17 S 7 16
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64% 73% 82% 71% 51% 45% 50% 62%
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Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Turning cloudy but staying mainly dry.

Today:

After a dry and bright morning it will become cloudier during the afternoon, though it should stay mostly dry until evening, when one or two showers are possible in the north. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Continuing rather cloudy overnight, with occasional showers persisting through much of the night, but perhaps becoming drier towards dawn with some clear spells developing. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Friday:

Another cool day with sunny spells and isolated showers in the afternoon and evening, though many areas are likely to stay dry. One or two showers may turn heavy later. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday rather cool with sunshine and showers. Sunday largely fine and dry, perhaps turning cloudy later. Monday turning unsettled with wet and windy weather expected.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cool again with showery rain slowly spreading southwards.

Today:

Breezy with cloud and showery rain slowly spreading southwards, but staying bright and largely dry in the southeast. Brightening again from the northwest later although some heavy, perhaps thundery, showers are possible for eastern Scotland. Cool again for many.

Tonight:

Less chilly than recent nights for southern parts with cloud and outbreaks of showery rain. Clearer and cooler conditions in the north continuing to edge southwards, with some showers.

Friday:

Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain across southern areas, clearing the far south early in the afternoon. Sunny spells and a few showers following from the north. Another cool day.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny periods on Saturday with showers mainly around northern and eastern coasts. Cool but mostly fine on Sunday, before outbreaks of rain spread eastwards into Monday, with temperatures rising.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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