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  • Mon Monday
    16°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    14°C 8°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    13°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    16°C 10°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waning crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: New 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Mon 20 Oct 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

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rain clearing, then windy and feeling colder tomorrow.

Today:

Largely cloudy, with only limited bright or sunny intervals, mainly at first today. However most places will remain dry, as showers will be isolated. Generally temperatures slightly above normal across the region, with the highest temperatures across Kent. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

Largely dry and cloudy initially, before windy conditions with outbreaks of locally heavy rain spread east. Localised gales developing, especially along the south coast. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

Highest temperatures initially across southeastern areas, then temperatures fall as the cloud and rain clear away southeastwards. Colder, windy conditions follow along with sunshine and a few blustery showers. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining unsettled, with often cloudy conditions and rain, but also drier and bright spells. Breezy Wednesday and Thursday, then lighter winds Friday. Temperatures generally close to or slightly above average.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with sunshine and showers today. Rain and gales overnight.

Today:

A breezy day across the UK. Fairly cloudy, although there will be some sunny intervals too. Showers feeding into the west, with some reaching eastern parts as well. Wind increases later, with some rain by evening in western Scotland.

Tonight:

Gales developing quite widely as rain moves eastwards across the UK overnight. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing from the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Remaining very windy. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals, and also some showers, perhaps with thunder and hail in the north and west. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain or showers, mainly in the west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 24 Oct 2014 to Sunday 2 Nov 2014:

Generally cloudy on Friday with rain likely moving northeastwards across many parts of England and Wales and showers, locally heavy, across the northwest. It will be breezy in the north and perhaps the far south. Temperatures will be near or slightly above normal. From the weekend high pressure is likely to gradually build from the southwest, creating a north south split. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Nov 2014 to Monday 17 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

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