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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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    18°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 01 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

Mostly dry although rather cloudy.

Today:

Starting with some mist and low cloud but brightening up quickly to leave a fine morning with some bright spells. Cloud will increase again during the afternoon with the odd spot of rain possible. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

Generally dry. Clearing skies in northern parts will allow a chilly night. Elsewhere, more cloud will remain and it is not expected to get as cold. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Thursday:

A dry day for much of the area, although rather cloudy. There may be a few outbreaks of rain for some however, although these should be light. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy and rather cloudy but mostly dry Friday. Rain, heavy at times, arriving Saturday morning, moving away southeast later to leave clear spells. Winds strengthening with occasional showers Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Northern parts becoming sunnier, fresher. Elsewhere, cloudier with patchy rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy start with rain in places. Sunnier, fresher conditions spreading eastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, but windy with showers in far northwest. Remaining fairly cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain, but some brighter, warmer spells likely.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy and some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds giving a cold night with rural grass frosts.

Thursday:

After a cold start, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly dry with sunny spells, but southwesterly winds strengthening. Cloudier across England and Wales with a few showers possible in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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