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Issued at: 0200 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Bright start for some becoming warm and sunny.

Today:

It will be a bright or sunny start with good sunny spells through the day. Feeling hotter than of late in the light southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 28°C.

Tonight:

A dry night with variable cloud, mild and muggy. Southeasterly winds strengthening overnight becoming strong and gusty for a time. Minimum Temperature 16°C.

Monday:

Sunny spells through the day, remaining generally dry and breezy. Feeling warm in the sun away from the southwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 26°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells, breezy and dry on Tuesday. Less breezy on Wednesday with showers and bright spells. Warm in any sunshine. Generally drier and warmer on Thursday with lighter winds.

Updated at: 0204 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain affecting northwestern parts tomorrow. Fine and warm further south.

Today:

Rain across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, and northern England will reach northern Scotland late afternoon, whilst clearing northern England early afternoon. Fine, very warm and increasingly sunny elsewhere, but showers in the west later. Breezy, strongest winds in the northwest.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain and strong winds will affect Northern Ireland and Scotland overnight. It will be muggy across England and Wales with patchy drizzly rain in the west.

Monday:

Patchy drizzle will extend eastwards through the day. However, sunny breaks will develop and it will become warm or very warm. Rain and strong winds will arrive in northwest later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Generally unsettled with rain or showers, especially in the northwest where windy at times with local gales. Best of the drier, brighter and warmer weather will be in the southeast.

Updated at: 0316 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Aug 2015 to Saturday 15 Aug 2015:

Unsettled and often wet conditions are expected to persist in the north on Thursday with southeastern parts having the greatest chance of staying dry with some sunshine, although there is a risk of some thundery showers here later in the day. Generally drier and brighter on Friday, particularly in the southeast. Conditions will then remain generally unsettled with bands of rain, accompanied by strong winds, pushing in from the west at times. These will be interspersed with more showery conditions with the southeast seeing the best of any drier weather. Temperatures are likely to range from rather cool in the north and west to nearer normal in the south and east, although some transient warm spells are possible in the southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Aug 2015 to Sunday 30 Aug 2015:

The unsettled theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1207 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Clear night 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 – Clear night 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 where 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 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 provides 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 maximum spring temperatures 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. Spring is drier in terms of rainfall 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: 5 January 2015