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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Breezy with some sunny spells. Cloudier with patchy rain later.

    Today:

    Rather cool and breezy but mainly dry, with lengthy sunny periods. Isolated showers are possible, however these will soon move through on the wind. Becoming cloudier through the afternoon with an increasing chance of a little light rain later. Maximum Temperature 21C.

    Tonight:

    Rather cloudy and breezy during the evening, with a band of mostly light showery rain gradually moving through southeast. Becoming drier and clearer towards dawn, with winds easing. Minimum Temperature 13C.

    Saturday:

    Early patchy rain will soon clear the far south to leave a dry and warmer-feeling day than Friday with lengthy sunny periods and a light breeze. Maximum Temperature 22C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Dry with some sunny spells on Sunday. Becoming cloudier on Monday, with occasional patchy light rain, this continuing on Tuesday morning, drier and brighter later. Feeling warmer than of late.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Blustery showers for many. Driest and brightest in the southeast.

    Today:

    Windy in places with showers or more prolonged rain in the north and west, locally heavy. Breezy elsewhere with isolated showers, but the best of the dry and bright weather towards the southeast, with some warm sunny spells.

    Tonight:

    Further showers and some prolonged spells of rain with hill fog in the north and west, and gradually spreading to southeastern parts later. Clear spells will develop in-between. Remaining breezy.

    Saturday:

    Outbreaks of rain clearing the far south at first, then dry with sunny periods. Elsewhere, isolated blustery showers, heavy at times across Scotland, easing later with bright or sunny spells.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strong winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Sep 2014 to Thursday 11 Sep 2014:

    Dry for many on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunny spells. However, thicker cloud across northern parts may bring some showery outbreaks of light rain here. The settled conditions will likely extend north from Thursday and into the weekend with sunny periods and light winds. However, the far northwest may see some patchy light rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures are likely to be above average, particularly across southern parts where it could be very warm. Into the following week, the settled conditions may give way to a return of more changeable conditions, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas are likely to remain mostly dry. Temperatures will be close to average in the northwest, but remain above in the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Friday 12 Sep 2014 to Friday 26 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

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    Oxford

    Location: 51.7513, -1.2538

    Altitude: 61m above mean sea level

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    Oxford is a settlement with a long history located 60 miles north-west of London, on the Rivers Thames and Cherwell.

    Local archaeological evidence indicates settlements in the area for thousands of years although the then town came to greater prominence in Saxon times when it was on the borders of the Saxon Kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex. It was originally called "Oxenaforda", as a simple direct naming of the function of a ford around which the settlement grew.

    It is probably best known for the University of Oxford, a collection of long established colleges and one of the leading higher education centres in the world. The university was first mentioned in 12th-century records.

    The city has played an important role in many periods of English history, from the English civil war to the temporary housing of the Court to King Charles II during the great plague of London.

    By 1790, the Oxford Canal opened linking the Midlands at Coventry though Oxford and on to London. By 1844 the Great Western railway opened its stations connecting the city, via Didcot to the East West Routes to London and the West of England.

    The early 20th century witnessed rapid growth at Cowley, to the south east of the city with the introduction and rapid growth of mass production of cars, vans and light trucks. By the early 21st century, that industry had declined but vehicle production continues at the BMW plant for the production of the Mini and its variants.