current weather in London

Jun 11th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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current weather in London

Hi,
I am flying into Heathrow next Wed., 6/16, and have been following London weather on the weather channel site for over a month.

Nothing but showers in rain noted from Wed. on, according to the 10 day forecast!

How reliable is the long term forecast for London?

I thought I read on a post that because of its location, London weather was very changeable. I hope!

Looking forward to my first London trip, planned with much help from fodor.com
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Jun 11th, 2004, 08:55 PM
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My husband called me this morning from London and said it has been unseasonably warm....he said it was shorts weather!

But of course...that could all change in a minute
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Jun 11th, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Thank you for the info!
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Jun 11th, 2004, 09:18 PM
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Even IF the forecasts were accurate -- showers usually are really just that. Showers, sunshine, clouding up, showers, sunshine. You get nutty even trying to figure out what the weather will be next week - or tomorrow for that matter. It is very changeable -- and there could be a rain shower in Kensington and total sunshine in Russell Square.

I'm flying into London the day after you and I won't even begin to look at the weather site until about next Teusday.
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Jun 12th, 2004, 12:16 AM
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Thanks, that is reassuring.
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Jun 12th, 2004, 01:48 AM
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hope the following helps...
I've woken up in London and put on the central heating...then turned it off and sat on the front steps of the house to sunbake...then came inside as it started to rain...then pour with rain...then sat outside again after the rain cleared. All in a day in the month of June
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Jun 12th, 2004, 02:58 AM
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Before my recent trip to London the long-range forecast predicted rain every day. It actually ended up raining only once (off and on). Don't worry about it -- I promise it will be different than forecasted!

Susan
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Jun 12th, 2004, 09:46 AM
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For what it's worth - last weekend it was so hot and sunny even I went into shorts. This morning (Saturday), it was overcast and a bit breezy and I really felt the need of my jacket (over short-sleeved cotton shirt and chinos); by the time I was on my way home from the shops, it was far too warm for the jacket. In central London in the afternoon, the clouds came over again and it threatened to rain as I walked down Charing Cross Road. Five minutes later the sun broke through gloriously hot and the jacket came off again. Now (6.45pm) there's a few clouds like the titles from The Simpsons but a hazy sun, and the trees are just moving slightly.

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Jun 12th, 2004, 11:57 AM
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The BBC 5 day projection is reasonably relaible in my experience.

www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=0008

Haven't had any rain to speak of here (just north of London) for at least a couple of weeks. Looks like the dry spell will continue a little longer.
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Jun 12th, 2004, 11:57 PM
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Thank you for the bbc web site. Their projections look more favorable.

I am enjoying the idea that your sunsets are so late. It is fun to see 2100 listed as the official time of sunset!
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Jun 14th, 2004, 02:33 AM
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There will still be some twilight in the sky up to about 10pm
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Jun 14th, 2004, 05:23 AM
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Hi Good news. The current weather in London is very hot with the outlook for the next few days, sunny and cloudy but with no showers. Today is boiling hot (for London) with a temperature of 28 degrees centigrade, definitely shorts weather. Try this website as I find it always gives very accurate readings.

http://sky.wsieurope.com/

have a great trip in sunny London
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Jun 14th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Thank you for the updates and the additional web site.

I take off 9 a.m. Boston time on Wed.!
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Jun 14th, 2004, 02:00 PM
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When I checked the ten-day forecast while finalizing my packing last month, weather predicted was 60's (mostly lower) and overcast with possibility of rain all the next ten days.

Only because it was so unseasonally hot while I was packing did I throw in some warmer weather tops.

When we arrived, weather was in the high 60's low 70's with sunny skies for eight days straight. It rained for a few minutes off and on the next day, and sprinkled a bit here and there the next, with temps in the low 60's.

You just never know. Best to heed the advice to always be prepared for anything, along with cooler/warmer temps.
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Jun 14th, 2004, 03:49 PM
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Try www.weatheronline.co.uk - easy to use site.

Agree with Janis showers are usually just showers. We are not talking about an all day heavy rain.

You will love London. Best wishes for a lovely time and do report back.

Sandy


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Jun 14th, 2004, 03:58 PM
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I have been in London in all 4 seasons and fall is my favorite. As other posters have noted, be prepared for anything. As I mentioned in a previous post, I really do go to London for the weather. And if you need a break from the weather, museums, galleries and pubs are great places to take that break.
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