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Issued at: 0800 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry, sunny and very warm.

Today:

Dry with long periods of strong sunshine, once any early patchy mist, fog or low cloud quickly clears. Generally becoming very warm, but it will be cooler along the coast due to the southeasterly breeze, which gradually strengthens. Maximum Temperature 30°C.

Tonight:

Staying breezy, particularly along the coast, and also dry. Despite the long clear periods it will remain warm or very warm. Minimum Temperature 17°C.

Wednesday:

Breezy, especially along the coast, and also becoming hot. Staying dry, with long periods of strong sunshine. Maximum Temperature 33°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Chance of thunderstorms Thursday, and especially Friday night when they could become locally severe. Temperatures generally warm or very warm, locally hot Thursday. Saturday drier and fresher conditions arrive.

Updated at: 0452 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine, sunny and very warm or hot.

Today:

Rain across Scotland clearing north through the morning. Dry elsewhere with increasing amount of unbroken sunshine developing and turning very warm or locally hot in the south. Risk of isolated thunderstorms across southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England later.

Tonight:

Thundery showers clearing northeast across Scotland with isolated thunderstorms also possible in western parts by dawn. Dry elsewhere with clear spells and remaining warm or very warm and increasingly muggy.

Wednesday:

Fine and sunny for most. Very isolated thunderstorms with hail may develop that would track north into Scotland later. Widely very warm or hot but locally very hot.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, rain moving east with thunderstorms ahead. Very warm but feeling somewhat fresher. Friday, fine before hot conditions return bringing localised thunderstorms. Saturday, storms ease with clearer, fresher conditions following.

Updated at: 0359 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Jul 2015 to Monday 13 Jul 2015:

After another warm, humid start on Saturday, especially over eastern parts where there could be some thundery showers, some fresher, cooler conditions are expected to push in from the west, reaching all parts by the end of the day. Largely dry and bright and feeling cooler on Sunday. A chance of some rain spreading into the west and southwestern parts early next week, but most places, away from the northwest, look to stay mainly dry for much of the week with a return of the very warm, humid conditions and a low risk of thundery showers into the south towards midweek. By the middle of July northwestern parts are likely to see more in the way of unsettled weather, whilst southeastern parts seeing further fine, dry and very warm conditions.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 28 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there is an ongoing chance of seeing spells of more unsettled weather, however any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected here as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average in the northwest, but in the southeast it will be very warm for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times. With these warmer temperatures there is a continued low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1326 on Mon 29 Jun 2015

Weather map

Tue 0900

Weather forecast map for London

London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Sunny day 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 day 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 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 day 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 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