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Monday (24 November 2014)
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Tuesday (25 November 2014)
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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cold start, patchy fog clearing. Perhaps an early frost tonight.

Today:

After a cold start, with a slight frost in places, early patchy fog will slowly clear. Then everywhere will be dry and predominantly sunny, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

Starting clear, with temperatures quickly falling and perhaps some patchy freezing fog forming. Overnight cloud will increase from the south, helping to lift temperatures a little across southern areas. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Tuesday:

Northern areas will start with a frost, but also some brightness, with any freezing fog lifting. Cloudier conditions already across the south will extend northwards, perhaps bringing light rain later. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday, and also early Thursday, cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle. Feeling rather cold. Through Thursday dry and brighter conditions arrive. Breezy Friday, but dry with bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally fine and sunny. Cloudier with rain across the northwest.

Today:

A cold and crisp start for many, with isolated fog patches clearing. A generally fine and sunny day then follows, however a band of cloud and outbreaks rain will move southeastwards into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon.

Tonight:

The band of cloud and occasional rain will continue gradually southeastwards, stalling and weakening across southern Scotland and northern England. Elsewhere, cold and frosty, with fog, dense in places.

Tuesday:

Another cold start, with fog patches gradually clearing. A fine but chilly day follows, although some central parts remaining cloudier. Sporadic rain and cloud then spreads north into southern counties.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading north Wednesday. These becoming largely confined to western parts Thursday afternoon and Friday, with brighter spells elsewhere. Turning milder, with winds gradually strengthening.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Nov 2014 to Sunday 7 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and strong winds are likely across the west on Friday and into the weekend. The rain and strong winds will push slowly eastwards through the period with southeastern areas perhaps seeing little rainfall. Southerly winds will reach gale or severe gale force at times in the west/northwest, and draw in milder air than of late; especially by night. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week. The heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect northwestern areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal or milder during spells of cloud and rain, but drier and clearer interludes between weather systems will allow an increased risk of frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Dec 2014 to Monday 22 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

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Weather forecast map for London

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