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Issued at: 0700 on Sun 26 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

Windy and mild with bright or sunny spells.

Today:

It will be cloudy at times, but mainly dry. Sunny spells are likely at times. Generally mild, but with strong winds. Winds will be especially gusty over the Peak District with a few spots of drizzle possible. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Cloud will be broken at times, and most places dry apart from possible rain or drizzle at first over Derbyshire hills. Strong southwesterly winds will continue. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Monday:

Broken cloud with bright or sunny spells likely at times. Most places will be dry. Mild or warm, but with brisk or strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry and bright on Tuesday morning, then rain and increasing winds later. Largely dry and occasionally bright on Wednesday. Cloudy with occasional rain on Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy rain persists across northwest Scotland, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Generally dry and mild elsewhere with variable cloud and sunny spells, though patchy drizzle possible across Wales and exposed southwestern parts. Very windy with gales in the north.

Tonight:

The very wet and windy weather continues for northwest Scotland. Generally cloudy and windy across the north/west with occasional outbreaks of drizzle. Drier with clear spells in the southeast.

Monday:

Heavy rain continues across northwest Scotland. Mild elsewhere with some sunshine in the southeast, but rather cloudy in parts of the north/west with occasional drizzle. Windy across northern/western Britain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, leaving cloud and occasional rain across the south Wednesday, whilst clearer, chillier weather follows further north. Turning wet and windy later Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 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. 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 set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

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Leicester Cloudy 52.6365 -1.1382
Nottingham Cloudy 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 Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Sheffield Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Leeds Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Hull Cloudy 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.