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    20°C 15°C
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    15°C 10°C
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Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry, though rather cloudy and misty. Very mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry. Clear spells this evening but patchy mist and low cloud may become more extensive later in the night. Feeling very mild for the time of year. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Another unseasonably warm day, with low cloud and mist clearing to leave long sunny spells, though high cloud may occasionally make the sun hazy. Becoming breezy later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain clearing on Saturday to become dry later, but increasingly breezy. Rain through much of Sunday, remaining breezy and feeling cooler. Monday a mix of sunny spells and showers.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet in northwestern Britain. Dry and warm in the southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain rather cloudy and very mild, with the best of any clear spells in the east of the UK. Patchy rain will continue in some western areas, perhaps turning heavy and persistent over northwest Scotland.

Friday:

Dry across much of the country with warm sunny spells, especially in the south and east. Winds will strengthen in the west, with rain edging slowly form the northwest later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain in the northwest of the UK will continue southeastwards during the weekend. Cooler, showery weather will follow on Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday. It will be windy too.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Thursday 13 Nov 2014:

On Tuesday, a cool and showery north or northwesterly airstream will affect the UK, with showers most frequent in the northwest where they may fall as snow over hills. It will be windy at times too. Temperatures generally a little below average, and feeling cold in comparison to the recent very mild weather. Showers should gradually ease from around midweek with more in the way of brighter weather, and frost at night. Thereafter a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Nov 2014 to Friday 28 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some 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. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Thu 30 Oct 2014

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 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: 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