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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Staying very warm or hot with some thundery showers.

Today:

A warm and muggy start and rather cloudy with showery rain spreading to some areas, with a few thundery showers. Becoming drier and brighter later in the day. Another very warm day, not quite as hot as Wednesday. Maximum Temperature 27°C.

Tonight:

A night with clear periods and light winds. Staying warm and muggy in towns and cities but a bit cooler in the countryside. Minimum Temperature 17°C.

Friday:

Another sunny and hot day inland with everywhere staying dry. The coasts will be much cooler and may see some low cloud and mist roll in during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 29°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mix of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, which may be heavy and thundery at times. Still warm with temperatures a little above normal for early July.

Updated at: 0621 on Thu 02 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier and less hot than yesterday. Thundery showers for some.

Today:

Warm and largely fine, although much less hot than yesterday for many. It'll be a cloudier day too, with the risk of thundery showers throughout; this mainly across the south at first, and towards northern parts later in the day.

Tonight:

Cloud will tend to thin and clear from the west during the evening, with any remaining thundery showers clearing northeast Scotland early in the night. Cooler than on recent nights.

Friday:

A fresher start than on previous days, with sunny spells for most. It'll turn increasingly warm and humid later though, especially across the south, with thundery rain spreading north later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain, locally heavy with thunder, clearing the north during Saturday, with drier, fresher, breezier conditions following. Further warm sunshine Sunday and Monday, though with scattered showers, mainly north and west.

Updated at: 0335 on Thu 02 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 15 Jul 2015:

Monday looks to start bright for most with perhaps only a few showers affecting north and western parts of the country. However as we go through the afternoon there is an increasing risk of some rain spreading into the west and northwest at times, and there is a low risk of isolated thundery showers developing late on Monday afternoon in the South East, but most places here will remain dry and fine. Becoming slightly cloudier and cooler generally towards the middle of the week, before temperatures building again towards the weekend, with a risk of thundery showers pushing up from the continent at times. Temperatures will remain near or slightly above average for many, though the very warm, humid conditions could perhaps return to the south and southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Jul 2015 to Thursday 30 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Out towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, however even here any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the northwest, but in the southeast there will be spells of very warm weather for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times with a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks.

Updated at: 1306 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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