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Weather in Southampton

Thanks to its sheltered location, Southampton is one of the sunniest cities in the UK. The best time to visit is between May and September - average summer temperatures peak around 22°C (72°F). Rain can occur year round, but is typically highest in the autumn months of October and November. January brings the coldest temperatures - the mercury can drop to around 3°C (37°F).

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Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
16
°C
4.3
18
w
0-20%
1011 mb
good
Tuesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
18
°C
0
16
ssw
80-100%
1019 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
12
°C
0
22
w
0-20%
1021 mb
good
Thursday
OccLightRain
Light rain
16
°C
7.2
24
sw
80-100%
1020 mb
moderate
Friday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
19
°C
3.8
23
ssw
80-100%
1010 mb
poor
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Patchy light drizzle
14
°C
1.2
17
wsw
40-60%
1006 mb
moderate
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
1.3
11
w
80-100%
1006 mb
good
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Last updated: 2021-09-27 09:19:56
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Actual Forecast Location: We have 830+ weather locations on the worldtravelguide.net website. Where no exact location is available we have used the nearest appropriate forecast point.
Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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