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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Dry and bright today, some patchy light rain overnight.

    Today:

    Starting dry with some clear spells, but cloud will increase from the southwest during the day, with some patchy light rain likely over Hampshire by evening. Maximum Temperature 22C.

    Tonight:

    Cloudy with some patchy light rain this evening and a band of more general but still mainly light rain spreading east overnight. Minimum Temperature 14C.

    Thursday:

    Patchy rain soon will clear from the west in the morning with sunny spells developing. However, the odd light shower can't be ruled out in the west later. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Breezy with sunny intervals and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday, perhaps heavy and thundery. Dry on Sunday with some sunny spells.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Dry with sunny spells for many. Rain into southwest later.

    Today:

    After a chilly start, it will be a dry and bright day for most with sunny spells, but cloud will thicken in the southwest as outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds spread slowly northeastwards. Some warm sunshine towards the east.

    Tonight:

    Rain will continue to spread northeastwards overnight, becoming locally heavy at times in the west. Strengthening winds, especially in northwest where near gale. Clearer conditions following to western areas later.

    Thursday:

    Rain continuing northeastwards, followed by a mixture of bright or sunny spells and showers, heavy at times in the west. Windy, with the risk of gales in northwestern exposure.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    A mix of sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Winds easing Saturday. Sunday starting dry, but rain and strong winds returning into northwest later.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 9 Sep 2014:

    A dry start for most on Sunday, then increasingly wet and breezy as rain moves eastwards. Low risk of severe gales in the northwest later on Sunday and into Monday. Conditions then remaining on the unsettled side at first next week with further rain, mainly in the north, but brighter conditions and lighter winds likely across the south. By Tuesday though, more settled conditions will gradually spread in from the west. Southern areas are likely to see the best of these drier and brighter conditions with few showers, whilst northwestern areas would see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather with further outbreaks of rain. Temperatures will generally be near normal at first but gradually increasing to just above average, with the best of the temperatures generally towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 24 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 should 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: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    Brighton

    Location: 50.822, -0.1356

    Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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    Brighton information

    Still one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK, Brighton has been a tourist hotspot for many years thanks to its climate, nightlife and fantastic shopping.

    Like many of the UK’s contemporary seaside cities, Brighton emerged as a popular haven when the practice of bathing in the sea and ‘taking the sea air’ was considered to be beneficial to a person’s health. Growing from a small fishing village, Brighton became a fashionable place to escape to for busy Londoners, frequented by King George IV and other nobles.

    While the 1700s did see Brighton grow in popularity, it was the advent of the railway that really helped to boost the city’s profile. Brighton has consistently attracted visitors for day trips, weekends and entire holidays, with its proximity to London has helped create a huge tourist industry that erupted during the Victorian era, with the building of several attractions including the West Pier and the Palace Pier.

    Modern-day Brighton has much to echo the luxury of the Georgian and Victorian eras, with a new swathe of independent boutiques opening in key shopping areas of the city, such as The Lanes, which is packed full of quirky shops, jewellers, antiques dealers and specialist restaurants. For those with a taste for the high street, the area around Brighton Town Clock has a huge number of chain stores to echo their larger, London counterparts.

    As you might expect from a seaside resort, the beach, marinas and seafront are essential to the culture and nightlife of the city. Bustling bars and galleries line the pebble beach of Brighton, and throughout the year there’s plenty of live music and artistic activities that take place on the seafront, like the Brighton Festival and Brighton Pride. Brighton was the scene of infamous mod and rocker battles in the 1960s, and cutting-edge music is still at the heart of city. Combined with the thriving LGBT scene, Brighton’s reputation as one of the UK’s foremost cities for nightlife isn’t surprising!

    Sporting life in Brighton is just as varied as its cultural life, with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club playing at the American Express Stadium (affectionately known as The Amex) in nearby Falmer. Seafaring sports are also popular, with yachting clubs based around Brighton Marina and the city also hosts the annual Brighton Speed Trials along the seafront, which has been run in Brighton since 1905.