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    13°C 9°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    9°C 6°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    11°C 10°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday
    12°C 10°C
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Thursday (18 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy and breezy, with light rain in places. Mild.

Today:

Cloudy and mild with some patchy light rain or drizzle in places, this becoming more widespread from the west during the afternoon. Becoming windy with gales locally developing along the south coast later in the day. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Rain and drizzle turning heavier and more persistent, before then clearing most parts from the northwest by dawn. Winds easing as dry, clearer conditions follow. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Friday:

Friday dry with sunny spells, once early rain clears Kent, and feeling colder, especially during the afternoon and winds begin to freshen again. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday cold and breezy with sunny spells. Sunday turning milder and windy with rain in places, mainly near coastal areas. Monday very mild with patchy rain possible, and remaining breezy.

Updated at: 0226 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, mainly west.

Today:

A largely cloudy, windy and mild day with outbreaks of rain, especially over western areas where it could be heavy and persistent over hills. Best of the drier spells towards the southeast. Brighter, colder, showery conditions in the far northwest.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain will gradually clear southwards, with clearer, colder conditions reaching all but the far southeast of England by morning. Blustery showers giving snow on northern hills.

Friday:

Bright and breezy once early rain clears the far southeast. Then dry for much of England and Wales, but blustery showers in the north, locally wintry with snow over hills.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright, breezy and cold on Saturday, showers in the north, wintry over hills. Turning cloudier but milder for Sunday and Monday, though still windy, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle.

Updated at: 0335 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 31 Dec 2014:

There will be rain across the southern half of the UK on Monday, heaviest and most persistent on western facing hills. Further north conditions will be clearer although there will be showers, turning wintry in places, and these conditions should then spread southwards through Tuesday. From Christmas Eve, cold, windy, and showery conditions are expected, the most frequent showers in the north and east, where they are expected to be wintry over higher ground. Showers will likely ease during Boxing Day. Thereafter, it is thought it will be generally windy throughout with further spells of wet and mild weather, interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Temperatures generally slightly above average in the south, with colder temperatures falling below average in the north.

UK Outlook for Thursday 1 Jan 2015 to Thursday 15 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of unsettled, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places as well as a local frost - this will be most likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground. However, there is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period, with a period of colder weather possible too.

Updated at: 0335 on Thu 18 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for London

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