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  • Tue Tuesday
    14°C 8°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    13°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 10°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    14°C 11°C
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Tuesday
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45% 40% 10% 10% 35% 35% 40% 35% 35% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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W 18 36 W 18 36 W 19 37 WNW 19 37 WNW 21 41 WNW 20 41 WNW 19 39 WNW 18 37 WNW 17 36 WNW 16 33 WNW 16 33 WNW 15 31 WNW 14 29
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Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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No warnings for Wednesday
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WNW 13 28 WNW 13 27 WNW 12 26 W 12 26 WNW 12 26 WNW 12 26 WNW 12 25 WNW 11 24 WNW 11 23 WNW 10 22 W 10 20 W 10 20 WNW 11 22 WNW 11 23 WNW 11 23 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 21 W 9 20 W 9 19 W 8 18 W 7 16 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 WSW 8 16
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62% 65% 67% 69% 70% 70% 71% 73% 75% 76% 75% 71% 68% 65% 64% 64% 64% 67% 69% 72% 73% 76% 79% 81%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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Warnings for Greater London
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 15% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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WSW 8 17 WSW 8 17 SW 8 17 SW 8 16 SW 8 15 SW 9 17 SW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 8 17
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83% 85% 86% 88% 91% 87% 85% 87% 89%
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0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Warnings for Greater London
No warnings for Friday
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15% 55% 20% 55% 80% 85% 85% 75%
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SW 8 17 SSW 7 15 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 21 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 24 SW 10 20 WSW 8 16
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91% 93% 94% 93% 92% 91% 91% 90%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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13 11 10 10 13 14 13 13
Warnings for Greater London
No warnings for Saturday
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11 10 9 9 12 12 12 11
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45% 30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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W 9 17 W 8 16 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 9 18 SW 9 19 SW 8 17 SSW 8 16
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87% 83% 86% 84% 69% 62% 69% 73%
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Tue 21 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

Becoming windy, with sunshine and showers. Feeling noticeably colder.

Today:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will quickly clear southeastwards. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow, showers locally heavy and squally. Windy, with gusts 45 perhaps 50 mph, especially north of London. Feeling noticeably colder, with temperatures falling though the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Isolated showers at first, these slowly dying away to leave a clear night. It will become chilly as the wind eases. Risk of ground frost in sheltered southern locations. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

After a dry and sunny start cloud will increase through the day. Many places will remain dry, although there is a chance of a little light rain arriving. Lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday cloudy with occasional drizzle, perhaps some brighter spells will occur. Friday rain arriving, becoming heavy, then clearing Saturday morning with dry and brighter conditions following. Temperatures slightly above normal.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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