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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Very warm with sunny spells, heavy showers later.

    Today:

    Any localised early low cloud soon clearing to leave another very warm day with some good sunny spells. Heavy thundery showers will develop in the afternoon, giving some localised downpours, though some areas will remain dry. Maximum Temperature 28C.

    Tonight:

    Heavy thundery showers will die out by late evening to leave a dry and warm night, though rather cloudy at times. Minimum Temperature 18C.

    Saturday:

    Quite cloudy for much of the day, though still very warm with some brighter spells and hazy sun at times. One or two rain showers possible later. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Sunday and Monday noticeably cooler than recent days, with a mix of bright or sunny spells and heavy showers, possibly thundery. Tuesday drier with variable cloud and some sunny spells.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine, dry and staying very warm.

    Today:

    Any early mist and fog will burn back to the northeast coastline, leaving a fine, dry and warm day across much of the country. However locally heavy afternoon showers are likely in the southeast, perhaps with thunder.

    Tonight:

    Mostly dry and clear at first, however cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud and mist will also return to some eastern parts.

    Saturday:

    Fine, dry and warm for most, especially central England.However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd shower is also likely elsewhere.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Cooler and cloudier Sunday with showery outbreaks of rain spreading south. Breezier. Mostly dry Monday and Tuesday in the south, with variable cloud and sunny spells. Northern parts staying unsettled.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

    Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

    There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    London

    Location: 51.5081, -0.1248

    Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

    London information

    The city of London is the capital of the England and is located in the South East of England on the river Thames.

    London has been a major settlement for approximately two millennia and was originally founded by the Romans. As the capital of England, it is a leading metropolitan city and is one of the world’s leading financial hubs.

    London is made up of a number of boroughs, stretching from Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond in the West, across to Havering, Bexley and Barking & Dagenham in the East. Barnet and Enfield are on the northern edge of the city whilst Croydon, Sutton and Bromley are found in the south.

    Unsurprisingly, London one of the world’s top tourist cities and it is easy to see why. From fantastic shopping in Kensington & Chelsea through to sightseeing in the historic areas of Westminster, London has something for all tastes and budgets.

    For many visitors, the main attraction in London is Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen and various members of the British Royal Family. It has served as the residence of British royals since 1837 and is still today the administrate HQ of the Monarch and Royal Family. Hosting 775 rooms, the palace opens only 19 state rooms for tours during the summer, although these are decorated with some pieces from the royal collection and form the heart of the palace.

    Sport is a huge part of London life, with Wembley Stadium hosting major events including the FA Cup final and every home England international football match. The city’s two major cricket venues, Lords and The Oval, hold regular Test matches and in Newham, the Olympic Stadium played host to the 2012 Olympic Games. The city is also home to some of Europe’s leading football clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

    London is also at the heart of the tennis calendar every summer during the Wimbledon championships. Some of the world’s finest players (and occasionally, the weather) have taken centre stage over the years at SW19 to create some of sports most iconic memories.

    At the O2 Arena (formally known as the Millennium Dome), some of the world’s leading names from the world of music, sport and entertainment wow the crowds whilst Leicester Square is synonymous with some of the world’s best theatre productions.

    Outdoor activities are also an important part of life in London and regular concerts and events are held at Hyde Park which, along with Kensington Gardens, features a memorial to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.