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    15°C 13°C
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    15°C 7°C
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    14°C 12°C
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Issued at: 0300 on Thu 23 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

Mild but rather cloudy, with a little rain possible.

Today:

Rather cloudy with a little light rain or drizzle possible at times throughout, with the best of limited brighter spells likely in the east. A milder day than Wednesday, although the mild feel will be tempered by the breeze. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Remaining mild but also rather cloudy and damp overnight, with spells of initially light rain and drizzle perhaps becoming heavier and more prolonged in places by dawn. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Friday:

Cloudy, breezy and wet during the morning, with spells of rain becoming heavier and more prolonged before brighter and breezier conditions with some sunny periods spread eastwards later on. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry, bright and breezy conditions are expected through the weekend and on Monday, with temperatures recovering after a chilly start to Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness, but outbreaks of rain for many. Milder.

Today:

A milder but rather cloudy day for most, with occasional rain almost anywhere. More persistent rain over west/northwest Scotland, this edging towards central Britain later. A few brighter interludes in the south/east, and the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Mild for many; further outbreaks of rain and low cloud in southern and central areas. Clearer but breezy weather should edge south across the northwest, into central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Outbreaks of rain continuing in the southeast, with a further band of rain, occasionally heavy, spreading eastwards across England and Wales. Much brighter weather following but showers for northwestern coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, possibly thundery. More in the way of drier weather elsewhere; brightest towards the south and east. Generally mild, but windy, especially towards the northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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Leicester Cloudy 52.6365 -1.1382
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Overcast 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 Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Hereford Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Leeds Partly cloudy night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Hull Clear night 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.