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    24°C 17°C
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    22°C 16°C
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    21°C 14°C
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Sunrise: 06:42 Sunset: 19:14 Moon phase: Third quarter 5 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Overnight, low cloud, mist, fog. Thursday, warm, sunny spells developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening sunshine then cloud increasing overnight in an easterly breeze. A few mist patches possible by morning, especially in the north of the region, but not as widespread as recent nights. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday:

For most, a dry, very warm day with hazy sunshine developing. Most parts will stay dry but there will be a chance of thundery showers, especially over Hampshire towards evening. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday and Saturday, warm or very warm with early mist, fog or low cloud clearing to sunny spells, but also a chance of heavy, thundery showers. Sunday, mainly dry, cooler.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mist and hill fog for many. Heavy showers far southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog patches in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Clearer in the far south and west, but isolated thundery showers are expected across Cornwall and perhaps Devon.

Thursday:

Murky to start, but brightening up for most as low cloud and mist becomes confined to the northeast. Warm in the south, but thundery showers possible, mainly in the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dull to start Friday and Saturday, but warm sunny spells developing for all but the northeast. Scattered thundery showers southern and central parts. Mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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