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Issued at: 2300 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showers at first. A cool northerly breeze.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some locally heavy showers at first, but these should die out before midnight with all parts becoming dry. Some clear spells forming with perhaps a few mist patches later. Minimum Temperature 6°C.

Thursday:

Dry with some bright or sunny spells at first, but becoming cloudy at times by the afternoon with the odd shower developing. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy, cool and windy on Friday with some rain or showers. Further showers on Saturday with winds easing and some sunny spells developing. Dry on Sunday with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1440 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers easing, clear spells developing. Windy in the north. Cool.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers easing, especially in the south of the country. Clear spells will develop, allowing temperatures to fall and the odd mist patch to form overnight. Winds strengthening along northeastern coasts, with gales in the far northeast. Rather cold.

Thursday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers in the south and west. Cloudier with outbreaks of showery rain and accompanying strong winds across eastern Scotland and northeast England.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain in the southeast Friday, drier and brighter elsewhere. Thicker cloud and patchy rain moving south on Saturday. Turning drier by Sunday. Pleasant in any sunshine, chilly overnight.

Updated at: 1508 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 7 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 16 Sep 2015:

Settled conditions with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells are to develop through Monday. Perhaps a few light showers may develop around windward coasts in the east and northwest at first. Through the rest of the outlook period the settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine and gradually trend upwards through the week. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. More unsettled conditions are likely to develop towards the northwest during the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Sep 2015 to Thursday 1 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see a trend towards a northwest, southeast split, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing towards the north and west later. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 1508 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

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Weather forecast map for London

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