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  • Mon Monday
    15°C 11°C
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    13°C 8°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 10°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 13°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 8°C
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Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 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 East Midlands

Wet and very windy overnight, feeling colder tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Largely dry and cloudy initially, before windy conditions with outbreaks of locally heavy rain arrive from the west. Localised gales developing across the north of the region. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy, will soon clear. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow, showers locally heavy and squally. Later becoming mainly dry. Feeling colder. Remaining very windy with gales. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

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

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

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

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. 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 Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 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: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

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