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  • Tue Tuesday
    13°C 7°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 10°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 13°C
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  • Fri Friday
    15°C 8°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 10°C
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Tue 21 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

Gales with sunshine and squally showers, and feeling noticeably colder.

Today:

Sunshine and scattered showers, sometimes heavy. Very windy with gusts 45 to 55 mph, but possibly locally to 60 or 65 mph with squally showers inland, over the Peak District and along the coast. Feeling noticeably colder. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Scattered showers at first, mainly across Derbyshire, will gradually die away to leave a clear night. It will become chilly as the wind eases a little. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

After a chilly but sunny start cloudy conditions will quickly arrive. Then outbreaks of rain spread east through the afternoon, especially across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Staying breezy. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday generally dry and cloudy, although some brighter intervals may occur. Friday rain arriving, becoming heavy, clearing overnight. Saturday sunshine and isolated showers. Temperatures close to or slightly above normal.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards 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 start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 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 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. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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