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Issued at: 1200 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East Midlands

Cloudy, mist with patchy rain. Turning brighter later.

Today:

Beginning grey with mist, hill and coastal fog, and some patchy rain, perhaps locally heavy at first. Some bright spells may form late in the day as conditions slowly become drier. Freshening northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with clear spells and possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Sunday:

Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Fresh feeling northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday, but with possible patchy rain on Derbyshire hills.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Isolated showers in the south tonight. Dry and sunny tomorrow,

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold, dry and largely clear in the north. Staying mild further south, with cloudy skies and isolated showers, although the fresher, clearer conditions in the north will continue to push south through the course of the night.

Sunday:

Any lingering cloud in the far south will soon clear, leaving a fine day with sunny spells. A chilly start, but feeling warm by the afternoon, especially in the south.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Sep 2014 to Saturday 4 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. The rain will spread southwards, gradually weakening, although some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Sunday 19 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Leicester Overcast 52.6365 -1.1382
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Banbury Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Lincoln Overcast 53.2304 -0.539
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Overcast 52.9786 -0.0249
Sheffield Sunny intervals 53.3809 -1.4686
Cambridge Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Hereford Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Leeds Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Light shower day 53.0428 -2.9911
Hull Overcast 53.7492 -0.3471
London Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
York Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789

Location Details

Leicester

Location: 52.6365, -1.1382

Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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Leicester information

Located on the banks of the River Soar, Leicester is home to a population of around 330,000 people. The city, one of the most important cities in the East Midlands, boasts one of the most multicultural populations in the UK, with a diverse mix of communities and cultures.

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least 2,000 years. Before it was named Leicester was known as “Ratae Corieltauvorum”, the Roman name for the city. The remains of the baths and pavements of Roman Leicester can be seen at and around the Jewry Wall; other Roman artefacts are displayed in the Jewry Wall Museum. Leicester’s city status was removed in the eleventh century and was only reinstated once more in 1919. Following this, St Martins Church was consecrated in 1927.

The introduction of both the railways and modern canal improvements rapidly launched Leicester into the Industrial Revolution and subsequently, it became a hub for shoe making and hosiery production. In 1936 Leicester was identified as the 2nd richest city in Europe and from there, industry and economic growth just kept on increasing. These days you can find some of the world’s biggest brands with a head office presence in the Roman city, corporations such as Next, Goldsmiths, Wal-Mart and DHL.

The National Space Centre is also located close to the city and this is reflected in Leicester’s reputation for scientific innovation. The University of Leicester is one of only a handful of universities that specialise in space sciences.

Leicester is also known for its arts and culture scene, with the city hosting the International Short Film Festival since its creation in 1996.

Sport is a huge part of city life for Leicester, with the Leicester Tigers playing at Welford Road. The Tigers are one of rugby’s most successful clubs, winning nine Premierships and two European Cups. Leicester City Football Club play out of the King Power Stadium whilst Leicestershire County Cricket Club are also based in the city.