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    Heavy shower day
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    16°C 12°C
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Issued at: 0800 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Another warm and sunny day for most parts.

Today:

Any mist or fog will clear to leave a fine day with bright or sunny spells. A few showers may develop in the afternoon but most parts should stay dry. Feeling warm with light winds. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

A dry night to come with clear spells. Winds will be light so some mist or fog may reform by dawn. Temperatures staying in double figures. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Friday:

After a grey and misty start, another fine day is expected with spells of sunshine. Feeling pleasantly warm again with temperatures above normal for early October. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A wet and windy day on Saturday, clearing away later. Sunday will be a mix of sunshine and blustery showers with more wind and rain returning later on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and very windy in northwest. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Today:

Winds strengthening across Scotland and Northern Ireland through today, with severe gales developing in the far northwest. Dry for most places, with some sunny spells, especially across northern and central areas. However the odd shower also developing in the south.

Tonight:

Wet and windy night across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain edges southeastwards. Elsewhere dry with clear spells. Patchy fog in the south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain affecting Northern Ireland, and southern and eastern Scotland for much of the day, and perhaps moving into northern England later. Largely dry and breezy elsewhere.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, band of locally heavy rain and strong winds continuing southeastwards, clearing the far southeast later. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

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

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