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Issued at: 2300 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cold with clear spells and a occasional wintry showers. Icy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered snow showers easing for a time during the evening, with clear, dry conditions developing and patchy ice developing on untreated surfaces. Chance of further heavy rain, sleet and snow showers during early hours, particularly in the south and west. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Friday:

Cold, bright and mainly dry during the early morning with light winds. Increased cloud amounts during the day with a few mainly light wintry showers invading from the west later. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright spells with rain, sleet and snow showers Saturday and perhaps Monday. Mostly dry and bright Sunday with wintry showers possible in the far east. Significant wind-chill at times.

Updated at: 1549 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with further wintry showers, especially north and and west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing, but snow mostly confined to the hills. Showers most frequent in the north and west where remaining breezy, but also affecting the southeast late in the night. Icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces. Gales in the southwest.

Friday:

Feeling cold in brisk north or north-westerly winds, gales in the northwest. Further wintry showers for many with hill snow, mainly north. Sunny spells elsewhere. Icy in places.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold northerly winds becoming established on Saturday, bringing snow showers to northern parts and extending to windward coasts on Sunday and Monday, with drier conditions further inland. Widespread overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 to Thursday 12 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over south-western areas, in the first couple of days. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Feb 2015 to Friday 27 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing drier conditions but with colder temperatures than average, particularly to the south.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Light shower night 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Light snow shower night 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy snow 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 – Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Heavy shower 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