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    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Showers at first this evening, sunny intervals tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Any showers will soon die out this evening, and with long clear spells developing and winds falling light it will become chilly in places by Saturday morning. Minimum Temperature 7C.

    Saturday:

    Saturday will mostly dry with some sunny spells, although the odd shower can't be ruled out later in the day. Chilly again overnight with light winds and good clear spells. Maximum Temperature 19C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Dry on Sunday with sunny spells. Turning cloudy and breezy on Monday with rain, heavy at times, the rain clearing during Tuesday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    A chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Isolated showers are likely to continue throughout the night, mainly for windward coastal areas. However most places will have a dry and increasingly clear night, along with the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it becoming rather chilly.

    Saturday:

    A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some central and eastern areas, where they could be heavy with thunder, before easing later.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Cold start in the east Sunday, but mostly dry with some sunshine. Rain in the west later, spreading east Monday, heavy at times, drier in north. Rain gradually clearing Tuesday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

    Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

    Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    Southampton

    Location: 50.9093, -1.403

    Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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    Southampton information

    Southampton has long been established as one of the UK’s foremost ports. Whilst today’s docks may be best known for departing cruise liners, the city has played a major part in maritime and history.

    Southampton was the city that first saw the departure of the Mayflower in 1620 and, in 1912, Southampton was the starting point for the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage.

    Nestled between two rivers, the Test and Itchen, Southampton benefits from a double high tide which is created by both rivers, making the movement of large ships an easier feat. This feature is what has made Southampton a key port for some of the world’s most established cruise operators. This led to the beautiful Ocean Village being created in 1986 and since, then it has played host to The Global Challenge yacht race in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and is the home of The Southampton Yacht Club.

    The Southampton boat show is also held annually in the city and is a key event in the maritime calendar.

    But there is more to Southampton that just its port. For starters, the city has a proud sporting culture, with Southampton Football Club playing at the St Mary’s Stadium. The Rose Bowl, home to Hampshire Cricket Club, also hosts regular international cricket.

    As it sits on the southern coast of the UK Southampton benefits from the oceanic climate, but due to its low lying location, has some of the warmest sunniest weather in the UK, and has held the record for the warmest June in the UK since 1976.

    Southampton, which gained city status in 1964, has many claims to fame including the oldest bowling green in the world, which dates back to before 1299 and it is still in use. Every August a unique competition takes place there for the Knighthood of the Old Green, the winner being entitled to be called ‘Sir’ within the club.

    The writer Jane Austen and members of her family lived in Southampton between 1806 and 1809 and a new Jane Austen Trail is linked to a series of plaques in the Old Town tracing her associations with Southampton