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    London & South East England extremes

    Parameter Location Value
    Highest maximum temperature Manston 21.7
    Lowest maximum temperature Wych Cross 16.9
    Lowest minimum temperature Frittenden 7.9
    Highest rainfall Wych Cross 9.6
    Sunniest Manston 2.4 hours

    UK extremes

    Parameter Location Value
    Highest maximum temperature Usk No.2 22.5
    Lowest maximum temperature Resallach 14.4
    Lowest minimum temperature Santon Downham 7.2
    Highest rainfall Walney Island 20.8
    Sunniest Kinloss 7.1

    About extremes

    Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

    Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

    Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

    Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

    Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

    Issued at: 0002 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    Location Details


    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.