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Heathrow weather

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    -2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 4 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    4 °C

Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 11 21 E 12 20 E 14 22 E 14 23 E 14 24 E 13 23 E 11 22 E 11 23 E 11 24 ESE 10 22 ESE 9 20 ESE 8 17 ESE 7 16 E 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 76% 68% 62% 62% 66% 67% 69% 70% 73% 76% 79% 80% 81%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 13 E 5 13 E 4 10 ENE 4 9 NE 4 7 NE 4 7 NE 4 8 NE 4 7 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 7 E 4 8 SE 4 8 SSE 4 7 SE 4 7 ESE 4 7 E 5 8 E 5 7 NE 5 7 ESE 5 8 SE 5 8 SE 5 9 SE 5 10 SE 6 11 ESE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
82% 83% 85% 84% 86% 87% 88% 88% 88% 86% 82% 80% 76% 73% 72% 74% 80% 82% 85% 86% 87% 86% 84% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 60% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 7 15 ESE 9 19 ESE 10 20 SE 11 22 SE 15 27 SE 16 31 SE 17 33 S 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG M M P G
Humidity
82% 79% 81% 79% 73% 80% 90% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 11 22 SW 10 21 WSW 9 17 SW 8 14 SW 9 15 S 8 13 SSE 8 13 SSE 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G G G M G
Humidity
85% 85% 88% 92% 86% 88% 93% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 11 SSW 7 12 SSW 6 11 W 6 11 SW 8 14 SSW 9 14 S 9 16 S 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
93% 94% 95% 95% 90% 89% 90% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 10 20 S 12 25 S 14 28 S 14 29 S 17 33 S 16 31 S 14 28 S 12 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG M M M M
Humidity
90% 90% 89% 87% 83% 85% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 10 22 S 10 19 S 9 17 S 9 17 SSW 10 18 SSW 10 18 SSW 9 16 SW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 91% 90% 87% 87% 91% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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Updated:
Tiree Overcast 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Cloudy 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.136
Dover Sunny day 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Sunny intervals 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Overcast 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Light rain 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Light rain 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Cloudy 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Sunny intervals 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Cloudy 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Cloudy 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Light rain 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Sunny intervals 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Heavy rain 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Cloudy 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Sunny intervals 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Light rain 60.154 -1.143
London Sunny day 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Cloudy 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for London & South East England

Headline:

Dry with bright or sunny spells, feeling cold.

Today:

A generally dry day across the region with variable cloud amounts, but also some spells of sunshine. Feeling cold with a chilly southeasterly breeze, although winds tending to ease later in the day. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

A dry night to follow across the region with some clear spells, and with light winds, a widespread hard frost will develop inland. Minimum temperature -5 °C.

Friday:

After a frosty start, Friday will be cold but generally dry with bright or sunny intervals, and with just the odd shower possible across Kent. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday cold and increasingly windy, with rain spreading east later in the day. Rain or showers clearing to sunny spells on Sunday, then early rain followed by sunny intervals Monday.

Updated: 02:12 on Thu 13 Dec 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Generally cold with sunny spells, but some rain in west.

Today:

Dry for many with sunny spells, but cold in the breeze. Isolated showers will affect eastern coastal areas, and some northern parts at first, these wintry on hills. Northern Ireland, Cornwall and western Wales will be cloudier with occasional rain.

Tonight:

Isolated showers continue near eastern coasts, elsewhere it'll be dry with clearing skies and easing winds. Temperatures will fall sharply with a hard frost and isolated freezing fog by morning.

Friday:

After a frosty start it'll be dry for most with sunny spells. Isolated showers may continue near eastern coasts and rain spreads into Northern Ireland in the afternoon. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Wet and windy weather moves east Saturday, with snow in some parts of the north and east. Brighter, showery and less cold Sunday. Wet and windy in west later Monday.

Updated: 02:10 on Thu 13 Dec 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 26 Dec 2018:

Through the middle of the month, a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain looks likely, with a risk of severe gales. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, although the south and west could become rather mild at times. However, a chance of some colder air in the north could give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week, it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, there is a small chance of colder temperatures, which could bring snow to hilltops in the north, and perhaps to low levels for a time in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Dec 2018 to Thursday 10 Jan 2019:

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year, although there is a small chance things could turn colder in late December. However, as we head into the New Year, there is an increased chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.

Updated: 02:10 on Thu 13 Dec 2018 GMT

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Heathrow

Location
51.479, -0.449
Altitude
25 m above mean sea level

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