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  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 15°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    21°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 19:41 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:36 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 19:34 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry with some warm sunny spells.

Today:

It will be a dry day for most places with any early mist or low cloud clearing. Variable cloud amounts with some warm sunny spells, especially later in the afternoon, but just the chance of an isolated light shower. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

It is expected to remain mostly dry overnight with some clear spells, but some mist, fog or low cloud is likely to develop by dawn. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday:

Any early mist, fog or low cloud clearing, then mostly dry with variable, and at times large amounts of cloud, but also some warm sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Variable, and at times large amounts of cloud, but also some sunny spells. Mainly dry but cloud may be occasionally thick enough for a little light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions persisting, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

Today:

Any early mist and fog patches will lift during the morning. Otherwise, it will be a mainly fine day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells, with just the odd light shower possible in the east.

Tonight:

It will remain mainly dry overnight with light winds and some clear spells. However, there is a risk once again of mist and fog patches forming in places.

Thursday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift, then a mainly dry day with light winds and some sunny spells. Increasingly cloudy over northwest Scotland though, perhaps with some rain later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Patchy rain over northern parts Friday, otherwise largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some sunny spells. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy rain elsewhere during the weekend.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

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London Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

London

Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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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