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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Staying mainly cloudy with a freshening breeze.

This Evening and Tonight:

A good deal of cloud will persist throughout the evening and overnight with just the occasional clearer interval. It should stay dry for most, but still misty, especially on hills. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Friday:

Cloudy and misty to begin the day. A freshening south-easterly winds will bring brighter conditions for the afternoon. Perhaps some patchy rain near the south coast later. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday should be dry with some sunny spells. Overnight low cloud or fog could be slow to clear on Sunday. Monday cloudy with rain late in the evening.

Updated at: 1409 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Remaining cloudy and murky for many overnight with patchy rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Many parts will remain cloudy with extensive low cloud giving hill fog and patchy drizzly rain. However, rain will become increasingly confined to northeastern parts. Transient fog patches to low levels are possible where clearer breaks develop. Windy in southwest.

Friday:

Largely cloudy with further patchy drizzly rain likely, especially northeastern parts. Bright/sunny spells in extreme west and perhaps later the south. Breezy generally, with strong, gusty, winds in the southwest.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Northern parts cloudy with occasional rain. Southern parts very mild on Saturday with sunshine, before overnight fog lingers into Sunday leading to a colder day. Rain pushing southeast on Monday.

Updated at: 1504 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Dec 2014 to Thursday 11 Dec 2014:

Cloud and patchy rain in southeast will clear during Tuesday with brighter, colder conditions following from the northwest. Showers will affect northwestern parts where it will be windy with snow over the hills. Frost and fog patches overnight. Thereafter, pressure will build from the west bringing a period of largely settled weather with variable cloud and sunny spells with the risk of frost and fog patches forming by night. However, northwestern parts will be windier with occasional rain, which may extend further southeast as a weakening feature around Thursday. Temperatures often below average and rather cold at times, especially where fog lingers, but somewhat milder in the far northwest. Into the week after next, northwestern parts are likely to see the most unsettled conditions with southeastern areas remaining more settled.

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Dec 2014 to Friday 26 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 1504 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Light rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 37m above mean sea level

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Reading information

Reading is located in the south of the UK in the county of Berkshire. Situated in the Thames valley were the River Thames and the River Kennet meet, it easily accessible by both the M4 motorway and the Great Western Mainline Railway.

Despite still being classed as a town, Reading has many things to attract visitors. The biggest attraction for many is the Reading festival, which is the world's oldest popular music festival that is still in existence. Attracting 80,000 revellers every year, the festival has grown since the days of the National Jazz and Blues Festival to become one of the stand-out events on the UK music calendar. Twinned with the Leeds Festival, Reading attracts some of the world's best rock acts to Little John's Farm.

Reading also offers plenty for people who are looking for a more sedate experience of the city, with heritage walks offering the chance to admire around 850 listed buildings and structures.

Winter temperatures in Reading are above the UK average. The coldest month is usually February with an average minimum of 1.7 °C. Typically December has the most days of air frost although even so, this is notably below the UK average. Long term averages indicate that February is the driest month of the year with only 41.2 mm of rainfall accumulation. There are months with less days of rain more than 1 mm though.

Spring is the driest time of the year in reading, with only 139 mm of rainfall accumulation. This is significantly lower than the UK average. Despite this, there are fewer days of rainfall greater than 1 mm in summer. Average daytime maxima in spring increase from 10.8 °C in March to 17 °C in May. Air frost in May is quite rare with only one air frost day every five years on average.

In Reading, July is the hottest month with average highs reaching 22.4 °C. August is nearly as warm on average, although June can be a couple of degrees cooler. This makes reading notably warmer than the UK average during summer. Likewise, rainfall accumulation is below the national figures. Spring is drier in terms of accumulation, although there are typically fewer 'rain days' in summer. July is also the sunniest month, with an average of 197 sunshine hours.

Temperatures are usually still quite mild in Reading during September. The month has an average maximum of 19 °C. It's also very unlikely to have any days of air frost. Rainfall accumulation increases during autumn and October is the wettest month of the year with an average of 71.8 mm.

Reading climate data based on Reading University Whiteknights, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 30 October 2014