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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Sunshine and isolated showers. Southwest turning cloudier with rain later.

Today:

Bright for many with sunny spells and isolated showers, some heavy during the morning. Southern and western counties will become cloudier by midday with some spells of more general rain for a time. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Most places dry with variable cloud and clear spells. However, showery rain may linger across southern counties during the evening, with a chance of more persistent rain arriving by dawn. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Saturday:

Cold and mostly cloudy with patchy rain, mainly in the south, and perhaps wintry over hills. Drier and brighter conditions more likely across northern counties. Brisk easterly winds developing. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunshine and showers Sunday, mainly in the east, these wintry overnight with perhaps slight snow accumulations, and strengthening winds. Further wintry showers Monday, then perhaps drier Tuesday with more sunshine.

Updated at: 0032 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Snow across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, variable cloud and some showers.

Today:

An area of rain, sleet and snow will drift south across northern and eastern parts of Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and a few showery outbreaks of rain, these wintry over the hills.

Tonight:

Wintry showers across eastern Scotland will spread into northeastern England, whilst rain spreads into southwest England and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, clear spells allowing a patchy frost and isolated fog patches.

Saturday:

Wintry showers will continue to affect eastern Scotland and northeast England. Cloudy across southern parts with occasional rain, sleet and perhaps hill snow. Elsewhere, dry with sunny spells, but cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning colder with overnight frosts, but also plenty of dry, bright weather by day. However, strong northeasterly winds will drive snow showers into northern and eastern parts Sunday and Monday.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 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 – 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 – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Light shower night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 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: 11.0m 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 is 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: 23 December 2015