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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly fine and warm with some showers later.

Today:

A fine and dry day for most places with good spells of sunshine. It should feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine but some sharp showers are likely to develop by the evening. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Tonight:

Any heavy showers will clear all parts by midnight to leave a dry night with clear periods. It will be cool in the countryside with temperatures dropping into single figures. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Thursday:

A fine and dry day for all parts with spells of sunshine. Winds will be light so it should feel pleasantly warm during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fine on Friday with some sunshine but cloudier on Saturday with some showery rain around. Dry and warmer on Sunday with some hazy sunshine.

Updated at: 0423 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of dry and bright weather. Showers at times.

Today:

It will be largely dry with some good sunny spells breaking through across many parts today, particularly in the south. Further north there will be showers developing, which could be heavy and thundery in eastern England. Cool northerly breeze.

Tonight:

Showers will die out into this evening, leaving largely cloudy skies in the north but clearer spells in the south. It will be cool in places with temperatures dipping.

Thursday:

The weather will continue to improve into Thursday, with fewer showers around, these most likely to be in eastern England, and plenty of sunny intervals. Feeling more pleasant.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will be fine, although showery rain will affect northwest later. Sunshine and showers, heavy across Scotland on Saturday, easing before more prolonged rain arrives from the west on Sunday.

Updated at: 0137 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 12 Aug 2015:

A fine start in the east on Monday, but cloud and rain will spread erratically north and eastwards through the day. Isolated thunderstorms may also affect the far southeast for a time. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for many, and potentially very warm or hot in the southeast. Cloud and rain will clear through all but the far northeast by Tuesday, with much fresher, showery conditions developing behind. Thereafter, changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain, and southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Aug 2015 to Thursday 27 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1229 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Weather map

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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 – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Light shower day 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 – Heavy shower day 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Light rain 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 – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Heavy rain 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower day 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower day 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