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Wednesday (27 May 2015)
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Issued at: 2200 on Wed 27 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Any residual rain clearing through the evening. Fine on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mainly dry by the early hours of Thursday, though remaining rather cloudy and breezy for much of the night. A few clear spells may develop by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

A cloudy and breezy start but with winds soon easing and cloud breaking to leave a dry and settled day with some good sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday cloudy with rain at first, giving way to sunshine and showers later. Saturday breezy and dry with bright or sunny spells. Sunday becoming wet and windy, clearing in evening.

Updated at: 1553 on Wed 27 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing away this evening, showers in the north later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will spread eastwards across all but some southern parts this evening, clearing by around midnight. Breezy after this with some clear spells and scattered showers, mainly in the north and west. Chilly in the north.

Thursday:

Sunny spells and mostly dry in the south. Cool in the north with strong winds and blustery showers, some heavy and thundery. Cloud and rain spreads across the south overnight.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, breezy with occasional showers. Saturday, showers in north and east, drier elsewhere. Sunday, rain and strong winds spread north-eastwards across all areas, with southern parts becoming dry later.

Updated at: 1620 on Wed 27 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jun 2015 to Wednesday 10 Jun 2015:

Rather unsettled conditions at first with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with the bulk of the rainfall also here. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average across the country, but particularly in the northwest. By midweek, unsettled conditions are considered likely to continue in the northwest, with slightly below average temperatures, but more settled, warmer, conditions may start to build in the south. Towards the end of the week these warmer, more settled conditions look likely to spread north to most of the country although perhaps with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Jun 2015 to Thursday 25 Jun 2015:

There is some uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period, however high pressure will have become established to the north of the UK. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged across the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the UK. This trend looks like it may continue into the third week of June with drier than average conditions in the north, however some unsettled spells are also likely to push in from the west at times, as well some thundery outbreaks also coming up from the south.

Updated at: 1205 on Wed 27 May 2015

Weather map

Wed 2300

Weather forecast map for London

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