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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Becoming dry, mostly sunny and feeling very warm.

    Today:

    Any overnight showers across the Home Counties should quickly ease with cloud also breaking up, leaving a dry, very warm and mostly sunny rest of the day across the region. Cloud will thicken again from the west late afternoon onwards. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Tonight:

    Mostly dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud during the evening period, trending to clearer skies later in the night. Feeling a little cooler overnight in the west. Minimum Temperature 11C.

    Wednesday:

    Dry with bright or sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. A westerly breeze will see temperatures a few degrees down compared with Tuesday, but still feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 24C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Mainly dry and bright on Thursday but with variable cloud. Turning more unsettled during Friday and Saturday with a risk of some heavy rain or showers. Staying warmer than average.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mainly fine. Some rain in the north and west.

    Today:

    Eastern and southern England remaining fine, dry and warm with plenty of sunny spells. Generally cloudier further north and west with some fragmenting patchy rain moving slowly southeastwards through the day. Scattered showers moving into the far northwest later.

    Tonight:

    Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. The band of fragmenting cloud gradually clearing southeastwards to leave a fine and dry night elsewhere with clear spells and light winds.

    Wednesday:

    Most places fine and dry with sunny spells, Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, most frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

    Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

    With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    Southampton

    Location: 50.9093, -1.403

    Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

    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