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Issued at: 2300 on Wed 06 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy with some showers this evening. Drier, less windy tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Residual showers this evening should clear eastwards to leave a drier, clearer remainder of the night. The winds will be strong at first, but will gradually moderate through the overnight period. On the cool side, but frost-free. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Thursday:

A much-improved day compared to Wednesday, rather cloudy at times but still with some pleasant sunny spells, although isolated showers possible. Feeling warmer in much lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, mostly dry with variable cloud, breezier later with some rain. Saturday, breezy with sunny intervals and occasional heavy, possibly thundery, showers. Sunday, drier with some sunny spells. Feeling warmer.

Updated at: 1453 on Wed 06 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain and showers generally easing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Spells of rain and strong winds will continue across the far northeast, whilst showers in Northwest Scotland will turn wintry over hills. Elsewhere, winds will turn light and showers will become less widespread with many areas becoming dry.

Thursday:

Cool and windy in the far north with showers, wintry on hills. Largely dry elsewhere with gentle winds and pleasantly warm sunshine, although a few isolated showers are possible.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning wet and locally windy later on Friday. Sunny spells and scattered blustery showers on Saturday. Further wind and rain in the northwest on Sunday, but brighter and warmer elsewhere.

Updated at: 1542 on Wed 06 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Wednesday 20 May 2015:

Outbreaks of rain in the far northwest at first on Monday will weaken and move southeast to become slow moving over Northern England and Southern Scotland. To the northwest, cooler, brighter but showery conditions will follow, while to the southeast warmer, drier and sunnier conditions are expected. It is then likely to become fairly unsettled through the rest of the week, particularly in the northwest, with occasional spells of rain or showers, and strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely towards the southeast, where it will also be rather warm for a time, although some showers cannot be ruled out here too. This northwest-southeast divide then looks likely to continue through the weekend and into the following week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 21 May 2015 to Thursday 4 Jun 2015:

Overall, fairly mixed conditions are expected through the period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather, interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas, whilst the best of the settled weather is more likely towards the south and southeast. However, there is a signal that some drier conditions could develop across northern parts towards the end of May or early June as well. Temperatures are likely to be around average for most areas, although spells of more settled weather will be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, particularly in the south or southeast, where it could be rather warm for a time. Some chilly nights are also possible, perhaps with isolated overnight frost in rural northern parts.

Updated at: 1202 on Wed 06 May 2015

Birling Gap (Beach) Tide Times

Thursday's Tide Times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 07:46 0.9
High 13:22 7
Low 20:05 1.1

Friday's Tide Times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:31 7
Low 08:23 1
High 13:57 7
Low 20:42 1.2

Saturday's Tide Times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:08 6.9
Low 09:01 1.1
High 14:34 6.8
Low 21:22 1.3

Sunday's Tide Times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:47 6.8
Low 09:43 1.2
High 15:18 6.7
Low 22:07 1.4

Tide times for the next five days.

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Weather forecast map for Birling Gap (Beach)

Birling Gap (Beach) Birling Gap (Beach) – Clear night 50.743 0.2004
Rochester Rochester – Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Dover Dover – Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Banbury Banbury – Light shower night 52.0625 -1.3383
Yeovil Yeovil – Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy night 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Jersey Jersey – Partly cloudy night 49.2079 -2.1955
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327

Location Details

Birling Gap (Beach)

Location: 50.743, 0.2004

Altitude: 0m above mean sea level

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