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  • Tue Tuesday
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    19°C 13°C
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Issued at: 1200 on Tue 30 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

Mainly dry today with warm bright or sunny spells.

Today:

Many places will have a dull start, with mist, low cloud or hill fog. This will gradually clear this morning, leaving warm bright or sunny spells. However, later today cloudy conditions and outbreaks of rain may reach the Peak District. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Becoming cloudy everywhere this evening and overnight, as outbreaks of mainly light rain spread southeastwards. Areas of hill fog may form. Mild again. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Wednesday:

Generally cloudy, with outbreaks of mainly light rain, at first and then later in the day. In-between some dry and brighter spells will occur. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday cloudy start, chance of patchy rain, then dry and brighter. Friday becoming windy and cloudy, with sometimes heavy rain overnight. Saturday rain clearing then sunny spells, but feeling cooler.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clouding over in the north and west, warm sunshine southeast.

Today:

Low cloud and fog dispersing to give some warm sunny spells for many. Cloud and occasional rain in the northwest will move slowly eastwards into other western and some northern parts. Breezy in the northwest.

Tonight:

The cloud and patchy rain will continue to move southeastwards overnight, though becoming increasingly fragmented, reaching the southeast by morning. Another band of cloud and patchy rain in the northwest.

Wednesday:

A fairly cloudy picture with some mainly light and patchy rain at times. Becoming drier, clearer and fresher from the northwest through the day, reaching northern England by evening.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north on Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards Friday and Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places 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 is 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 Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 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 Tue 30 Sep 2014

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