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

    Regional forecast for London & South East England

    Showers fading this evening. Further showers developing Friday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers at first this evening, mainly north of London will be locally heavy with a risk of thunder. These should die away before midnight, the rest of the night dry. Minimum Temperature 14C.

    Friday:

    Starting dry with some sunshine. However cloud will build to bring further showers for the afternoon and evening, these again locally heavy though some parts remaining dry. Maximum Temperature 25C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Saturday likely to see prolonged and occasionally heavy rain for a good part of the day. Sunday breezy but largely fine and dry. Less windy for Monday with sunny spells.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

    Today:

    Sunny spells and showers or rain for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but isolated showers possible towards the end of the day.

    Tonight:

    Showers continuing to affect the north overnight, but easing and becoming more isolated through the evening across the south, with clear spells developing. Winds will be mainly light.

    Friday:

    Showers in the north and west, occasionally heavy and possibly thundery, will spread into more central areas through the day. Southeastern parts will stay largely dry and warm though.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Unsettled across most areas with showers or spells of rain and some brightness. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and breezy, in north. Less unsettled on Monday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

    Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest at times.

    UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 Aug 2014:

    With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of 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 and western 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 Thu 31 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.