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  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 14°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 6°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    13°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:40 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 on Thu 02 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 fine but with the odd afternoon shower.

Today:

Although there will be a lot of cloud there will be a few bright spells coming through at times. The odd shower may develop after midday but most places will stay dry and with light winds it should feel pleasant. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

A dry night to come with some clear spells. Winds will remain light and temperatures should stay generally in double figures. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Friday:

A fine and dry day to come with variable cloud amounts and some spells of sunshine. With a moderate southerly breeze and some sunshine it should feel pleasantly warm. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Wet and windy Saturday morning but becoming drier and brighter after midday. Sunny spells and some blustery showers on Sunday with further heavy rain for a time on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and very windy in northwest. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Today:

Winds strengthening across Scotland and Northern Ireland through today, with severe gales developing in the far northwest. Dry for most places, with some sunny spells, especially across northern and central areas. However the odd shower also developing in the south.

Tonight:

Wet and windy night across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain edges southeastwards. Elsewhere dry with clear spells. Patchy fog in the south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain affecting Northern Ireland, and southern and eastern Scotland for much of the day, and perhaps moving into northern England later. Largely dry and breezy elsewhere.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, band of locally heavy rain and strong winds continuing southeastwards, clearing the far southeast later. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week 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 are 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 Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 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 Thu 02 Oct 2014

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Leicester Partly cloudy night 52.6365 -1.1382
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Partly cloudy 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 Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Sheffield Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Cambridge Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Manchester Clear night 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 Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Hull Overcast 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.