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    15°C 7°C
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    14°C 10°C
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    14°C 12°C
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    16°C 12°C
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Issued at: 1200 on Fri 24 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

Cloudy with rain at times. Brighter and drier later.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy for a time, will slowly clear from the west, then becoming drier and brighter through the afternoon. Feeling fresher by the afternoon, with winds becoming lighter. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

All parts will be dry overnight with some long clear spells, and becoming quite cool by the end of the night. Southwesterly winds remaining light. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

A rather cool day, as winds strengthen, with perhaps a few showers, these mainly across the Derbyshire hills in the afternoon. Sunny spells will be prolonged across more eastern areas. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy and mainly cloudy with a risk of patchy rain late Sunday. Milder and cloudy on Monday with outbreaks of rain spreading across some areas late Tuesday as winds ease.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing from the southeast. Blustery showers in the northwest.

Today:

Cloudy with bands of locally heavy rain across much of England and Wales, clearing erratically from the southeast by evening. Clearer conditions following on, but plenty of showers in the far northwest, where also very windy.

Tonight:

Frequent showers continuing across the northwest, rattling through on strong southwesterly winds. Elsewhere, mainly dry, with some clear spells, especially across central and eastern areas.

Saturday:

Showers, driven on by strong to gale force winds, will continue to affect western Scotland. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest on Sunday and Monday, with rain then spreading southeastwards on Tuesday. Drier further to the south, though some drizzly outbreaks are possible. Mild.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 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, this 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 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 Fri 24 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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