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    18°C 15°C
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    18°C 10°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 8°C
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    16°C 9°C
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    17°C 11°C
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Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: Third quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 19:08 Moon phase: Third quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Fri 19 Sep 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

Grey, misty but brightening up in west, Isolated heavy downpours.

Today:

Low cloud, fog and drizzle slowly lifting. Some brighter intervals developing especially in the west and feeling warm in any sunshine. Dry for most, but throughout, there is a chance of heavy showers or thunderstorms in southern and eastern counties. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Low cloud will extend back westwards overnight, giving mist and fog in places. In addition, isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms are possible in the south and east. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Bright at times in the west, but still mostly cloudy. A chance of an isolated heavy downpour at first then more general outbreaks of rain around later. Feeling fresher. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Generally dry with bright or sunny spells although morning fog patches are possible. Some chilly mornings and feeling fresher than of late, although pleasant in sunshine and mainly light winds.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered thunderstorms in south. Remaining dull for some northeastern parts.

Today:

Another misty start for many, particularly eastern areas, brightening up away from the northeast coast, with warm sunny spells developing. Scattered heavy, thundery showers will affect southern and central parts, though many places dry throughout. Showery rain northeast Scotland later.

Tonight:

Showers will tend to become more isolated by evening, but some heavy thundery downpours are still possible in the south. Murky conditions in the east will spread westwards overnight again.

Saturday:

Mist and drizzle at first in northeastern places, but brighter, fresher conditions gradually spreading south later. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers, mainly in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells, though feeling less warm with chilly nights. Cloudier with rain into the far northwest later Monday, this spreading slowly southeastards across Scotland on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 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. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and 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 Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 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: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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