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Issued at: 2100 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East Midlands

Overnight, low cloud, fog, drizzle. Thursday, warm, sunny spells developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening sunshine in the west but cloudy in the east and, overnight, the misty low cloud will move back westwards, giving fog and drizzle in places. Another mild night. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Thursday:

Some hazy sunny intervals developing for many after a grey morning with fog and drizzle. Feeling warm in sunshine, although cooler and cloudier near the Lincolnshire coast in easterly breezes. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Some grey, misty mornings with low cloud and fog patches but warm, sunny spells expected, albeit with a chance of heavy, thundery showers Friday and Saturday. Mainly dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mist and hill fog for many. Heavy showers far southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog patches in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Clearer in the far south and west, but isolated thundery showers are expected across Cornwall and perhaps Devon.

Thursday:

Murky to start, but brightening up for most as low cloud and mist becomes confined to the northeast. Warm in the south, but thundery showers possible, mainly in the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dull to start Friday and Saturday, but warm sunny spells developing for all but the northeast. Scattered thundery showers southern and central parts. Mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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