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  • Tue Tuesday
    16°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    14°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday
    13°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 13°C
    Cloudy
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Wet and windy tonight. Feeling much colder tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and largely clear at first, before windy conditions with cloud and outbreaks of locally heavy rain spread east across the area after midnight. Localised gales developing, especially along the south coast. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

Cloud and rain clearing away southeastwards. Much colder, still very windy conditions following along with sunny spells and a few blustery showers. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining unsettled, with often cloudy conditions and rain, but also drier and bright spells. Breezy Wednesday and Thursday, then lighter winds Friday. Temperatures recovering to near or slightly above average.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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

Existing as early as the Roman invasion of Britain, Reading was originally considered to be a trading port. However, the town continued to grow and was the site of many battles during the Anglo-Saxon period.

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.

Reading is also listed as one of the UK's Top 10 retail destinations, boasting everything from quirky little sweet shops to the world renowned high end jewellers. The main shopping centres, The Oracle and Broad Street Mall, cater to everyone's shopping needs and home a variety of eateries for those well needed breaks.

Famous names that hail from the city include the likes of Chris Tarrant, most famously the presenter of the quiz show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?', as well as comedian Ricky Gervais and Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet.

Last updated: 11 August 2014