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Issued at: 0800 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some sunny spells but also scattered, locally heavy showers developing.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells, especially at first, but becoming rather cloudy at times with scattered showers developing, these occasionally heavy with the risk of thunder, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Some locally heavy showers at first, but these should die out before midnight with all parts becoming dry. Some clear spells forming with perhaps a few mist patches later. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Thursday:

Dry with some bright or sunny spells at first, but becoming cloudy at times by the afternoon with scattered showers developing. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy, cool and windy on Friday with some rain or showers. Becoming drier Saturday with winds easing and some bright or sunny spells developing. Dry on Sunday with sunny spells.

Updated at: 0344 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and scattered showers. Windy in the northeast.

Today:

Another day of sunshine and scattered showers, these turning heavy and thundery at times in the south. A cloudier picture further north, turning windy in the northeast of Scotland with gales on some exposed coasts. Feeling cooler than yesterday.

Tonight:

Showers easing, especially in the south of the country. Clear spells will develop, allowing temperatures to fall. Winds strengthening along northeastern coasts, with gales in the far northeast. Rather cold.

Thursday:

Drier for many, although turning rather cloudy, best of the brightness in the south. Outbreaks of showery rain, with accompanying strong winds across eastern England, with gales in exposure.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain in the southeast Friday, drier and brighter elsewhere. Turning drier through the weekend with sunny periods and lighter winds. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, chilly by night.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 6 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 15 Sep 2015:

Sunday is likely to be a rather cloudy day with some patchy rain for a time towards the north as well as coasts and hills exposed to the northerly wind. Brighter conditions with some sunshine are likely in the south. Sunnier conditions develop through Monday, with just a few showers around windward coasts. Through the rest of the period settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. Temperatures may trend upwards towards the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 30 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is likely to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Towards the end of the month a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing again towards the north and west later.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 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 – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Sunny intervals 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