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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Feeling cold with outbreaks of rain and brisk winds.

Today:

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards, perhaps locally heavy in the south, and possibly with sleet or snow on high ground. Rain will become more fragmented later. Feeling cold in brisk easterly winds, perhaps strong along coasts. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy through the evening and overnight with occasional outbreaks of light rain. Easterly winds will be brisk near coasts. Minimum Temperature 2°C.

Sunday:

Another cold day is expected. Patchy light rain during the morning will clear slowly eastwards with some late afternoon bright spells possible. Cold, brisk or strong north-easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Scattered wintry showers, occasionally bright on Monday. Very cold winds with a sharp frost overnight. Mainly dry and bright on Tuesday and Wednesday with frost Tuesday night. Rain later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0123 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry with some sunny spells. Wintry outbreaks in places.

Today:

Cloudy and rather windy in the south with outbreaks of rain turning to sleet or snow over high ground. In northern Scotland and northeastern England; rain, sleet and snow will slowly move southwards. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere.

Tonight:

Rain will continue in the south, turning wintry at times and wintry outbreaks will continue to affect northeastern England and northern Scotland. Elsewhere, clear spells will allow frost to form.

Sunday:

Rain in the south will slowly clear, leaving many places dry with sunny spells. However, wintry showers will continue along east and northeastern coasts, pushing inland at times. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wintry showers fading on Monday leaving some sunshine. Feeling cold with overnight frosts. Rain, wintry at times, will move southeastwards on Tuesday evening and through Wednesday with strengthening winds.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 to Friday 26 Feb 2016:

On Wednesday, rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to move out of Scotland and Northern Ireland and into the north and west of England and Wales. Towards the southeast of England, dry and bright with frost and fog patches. Becoming bright and breezy across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with sunshine and wintry showers. On Thursday, the band of rain, and perhaps snow, is expected to move into southeast England as a weakening feature. After a frosty start, a mix of sunshine and wintry showers is expected elsewhere. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather cold and changeable. Some wet and windy weather at times, but also some frosty conditions too between weather systems. Cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Feb 2016 to Saturday 12 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest in the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Rochester Rochester – Heavy rain 51.3875 0.5084
Reading Reading – Light rain 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light shower day 52.0382 -0.7555
Brighton Brighton – Heavy rain 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cambridge – Light rain 52.2075 0.124
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Ipswich Ipswich – Light rain 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Heavy rain 51.1259 1.3179
Southampton Southampton – Light rain 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Light shower day 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 – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 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