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  • Tue Tuesday
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    20°C 15°C
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Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 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

Overnight, low cloud, fog. Wednesday, some warm, sunny spells developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening sunshine in places but, overnight, mist and low clod will move back in from the east, giving fog and drizzle in places. Another mild night. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

A grey start with fog and drizzle. Brightening up inland, some warm, sunny spells developing, especially in the west, but misty low cloud may linger further east, keeping it cooler. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Misty low cloud early mornings, this breaking to bright or sunny spells by day, albeit with an increasing risk of heavy showers developing. Warm or very warm in sunshine inland.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another misty, cloudy night for some. Brighter and warm later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Extensive low cloud, mist and fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK once again tonight, with the chance of drizzle in places too. Dry with some clear spells in the west.

Wednesday:

Many eastern parts staying cloudy with patchy drizzle. Mostly dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells as cloud breaks, but some showers possible later, mainly the far southwest where perhaps thundery.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Further sunny spells for many but cloudier across northeastern areas. Heavy, thundery showers likely to develop, mostly across southern and central parts of the UK where it'll be very warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

Sunday should be mostly fine with sunny spells, although still with the risk of showers in the south, while thickening cloud in the far northwest may bring some light rain later. It is then likely to remain largely settled into early next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler than preceding days, whilst outbreaks of rain alternate with sunshine further north. Later in the week, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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