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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry overnight. Cold and wet for Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Broken cloud and also some clearer intervals this evening and for much of the night. Late in the night outbreaks of rain, perhaps sleet of hills will reach the south west of the area. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Saturday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, perhaps sleet on hills which will be heavy in places through the morning. Feeling raw with a brisk easterly wind. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Staying cold throughout with some increasingly sharp overnight frosts. Wintry showers on Sunday and Monday when it will feel bitterly cold in the wind. Tuesday fewer showers and more sunshine.

Updated at: 1400 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet in the far south tomorrow; scattered wintry showers elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Widespread frost across northern, central and eastern Britain. Scattered showers in the north and west, wintry on higher ground. Frequent sleet or snow showers across parts of eastern Scotland. Becoming wet and breezy across southwest England and south Wales later.

Saturday:

Dull with occasional rain or sleet across southern England and south Wales. Heavy sleet or snow showers across central/southeast Scotland and far northeast of England. Elsewhere, mainly dry and bright.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Feeling much colder, with a brisk northerly wind on Sunday and Monday. Often sunny, but occasional snow showers, especially in the northeast. Rain or snow into northwest later on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 to Friday 26 Feb 2016:

On Wednesday, rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to move out of Scotland and Northern Ireland and into the north and west of England and Wales. Towards the southeast of England, dry and bright with frost and fog patches. Becoming bright and breezy across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with sunshine and wintry showers. On Thursday, the band of rain, and perhaps snow, is expected to move into southeast England as a weakening feature. After a frosty start, a mix of sunshine and wintry showers is expected elsewhere. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather cold and changeable. Some wet and windy weather at times, but also some frosty conditions too between weather systems. Cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Feb 2016 to Saturday 12 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest in the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light shower night 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 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 – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

London

Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

Altitude: 11.0m 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 is 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: 23 December 2015