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  • Wed Wednesday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 9°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    15°C 12°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 18:32 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Wed 01 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

Rather cloudy with some outbreaks of rain.

Today:

Generally cloudy, with outbreaks of mainly light rain in the morning. Some bright spells will develop by the afternoon, with some sunshine although further outbreaks of rain possible in the south. Becoming warm again. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Cloud will tend to thicken and lower overnight, with some patchy mist or hill fog possible by the morning. It should remain largely dry. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday:

A dry day for much of the area, although rather cloudy. There may be a few outbreaks of rain for some however, although this should be light. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy and mostly dry with some bright spells Friday. Rain, heavy at times, crossing from the west on Saturday followed by clear spells overnight. Winds strengthening with showers later Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Northern parts becoming sunnier, fresher. Elsewhere, cloudier with patchy rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy start with rain in places. Sunnier, fresher conditions spreading eastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, but windy with showers in far northwest. Remaining fairly cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain, but some brighter, warmer spells likely.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy and some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds giving a cold night with rural grass frosts.

Thursday:

After a cold start, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly dry with sunny spells, but southwesterly winds strengthening. Cloudier across England and Wales with a few showers possible in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places 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 is 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 Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 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 Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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London Light rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Heavy shower day 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Sunny day 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 Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
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 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