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  • Fri Friday
    11°C 5°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    9°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    10°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    12°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    11°C 7°C
    Light shower day
Friday (19 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
Saturday (20 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0700 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming dry with sunny spells developing but feeling colder.

Today:

Cloud and rain clearing away southeastwards during the morning and becoming dry with some good sunny spells developing, but feeling colder. Winds tending to freshen later in the day. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Remaining dry through the night with some long clear spells developing and feeling cold in the brisk west to northwest winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Saturday:

Remaining dry with some good sunny spells but still feeling cold. Still windy at first, but winds easing later in the day. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday turning milder and windy with some rain likely later. Monday and Tuesday remaining generally cloudy and windy with further patchy rain at times, but remaining mild.

Updated at: 0244 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wintry showers in the north. Plenty of sunshine elsewhere.

Today:

Rain in the south soon clearing this morning. Blustery showers in the north, often heavy and locally wintry. A few showers for other western areas too. Otherwise, plenty of sunshine but feeling colder for all with a brisk northwesterly wind.

Tonight:

Remaining windy with further wintry showers in the north. Largely dry for central and southern areas with lengthy clear spells, though the strength of the wind preventing a widespread frost.

Saturday:

Blustery, wintry showers in the north gradually easing through the day. The strong northwesterly wind easing a little too. Otherwise largely dry with more winter sunshine, but feeling cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning milder again, but largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times. Colder and clearer conditions in the far north then spread southwards through Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Dec 2014 to Thursday 1 Jan 2015:

Rain over central and southern parts Tuesday should move slowing southeastwards, clearing the southeast early on Christmas Eve. Colder showery conditions to the north, with snow on high ground here, following over the entire UK. The colder conditions then persist for most through Christmas Day and the following weekend with snow even to low levels at times in the north. There is a low probability of some more persistent rain crossing southern parts during the holiday weekend with a risk of snow on the leading edge. Otherwise in the following week there looks to be a gradual return to spells of wet and milder weather interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Generally windy for many throughout the period with risk of gales, these mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Friday 2 Jan 2015 to Friday 16 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around or slightly below average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow over the high ground expected. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places too. However, there is a low likelihood that the drier spells will become more prolonged between weather systems.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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