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Tuesday (07 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry tonight with some heavy rain at times tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry for most of tonight, with clear spells at first then increasing amounts of cloud. Later rain is expected to reach the far south and west of the region, becoming locally heavy. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Tuesday:

A band of rain, locally heavy, will clear eastwards by early afternoon. Sunny spells and isolated showers will follow, with a few thundery showers possible. Becoming breezy. Maximum Temperature 24°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday sunshine and showers, breezy and feeling cooler. Showers easing later Wednesday leaving Thursday and Friday with sunny spells and light winds. Temperatures rising later, becoming warm for Friday.

Updated at: 1555 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreading east tonight. Sunshine and some heavy showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy rain in the west moves slowly eastwards, with some heavy bursts over parts of the southeast by morning. Rain also moves northwards across Scotland. Mainly cloudy elsewhere with scattered showers spreading from the west.

Tuesday:

Heavy showery rain will clear southeast England through the morning. Outbreaks of rain will persist across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be sunny spells and scattered locally heavy showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled on Wednesday and cooler, with sunshine and showers. Mostly fine on Thursday with rain in the northwest later. Mainly fine with rain in the northwest Friday and turning warmer.

Updated at: 1606 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Jul 2015 to Monday 20 Jul 2015:

It will stay dry and warm across much of the south through the weekend, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with some spells of rain. This rain may turn heavy and thundery as it spreads erratically eastwards, before being followed by brighter, fresher weather. Into the following week a period of more generally unsettled weather is expected across the UK. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain early next week, while further south and east there will generally be much drier, brighter and often warm conditions. Temperatures will be generally close to or a little above normal, perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast at first.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 4 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts staying generally dry, with fine and often warm conditions. Further north and northwest more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain at times, but also some drier brighter interludes. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with the south and southeast often being warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1254 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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