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Forecast summary

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  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Feeling cold with outbreaks of rain and brisk winds.

Today:

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards, perhaps locally heavy in the south, and possibly with sleet or snow on high ground. Rain will become more fragmented later. Feeling cold in brisk easterly winds, perhaps strong along coasts. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy through the evening and overnight with occasional outbreaks of light rain. Easterly winds will be brisk near coasts. Minimum Temperature 2°C.

Sunday:

Another cold day is expected. Patchy light rain during the morning will clear slowly eastwards with some late afternoon bright spells possible. Cold, brisk or strong north-easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Scattered wintry showers, occasionally bright on Monday. Very cold winds with a sharp frost overnight. Mainly dry and bright on Tuesday and Wednesday with frost Tuesday night. Rain later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0123 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry with some sunny spells. Wintry outbreaks in places.

Today:

Cloudy and rather windy in the south with outbreaks of rain turning to sleet or snow over high ground. In northern Scotland and northeastern England; rain, sleet and snow will slowly move southwards. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere.

Tonight:

Rain will continue in the south, turning wintry at times and wintry outbreaks will continue to affect northeastern England and northern Scotland. Elsewhere, clear spells will allow frost to form.

Sunday:

Rain in the south will slowly clear, leaving many places dry with sunny spells. However, wintry showers will continue along east and northeastern coasts, pushing inland at times. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wintry showers fading on Monday leaving some sunshine. Feeling cold with overnight frosts. Rain, wintry at times, will move southeastwards on Tuesday evening and through Wednesday with strengthening winds.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 18 Feb 2016 to Saturday 27 Feb 2016:

On Thursday, a band of rain, and perhaps sleet and snow, will probably affect southeast England at first, but is likely to weaken and clear eastwards through the day. Elsewhere, after a frosty start, there will be plenty of sunshine, and some scattered wintry showers in the west. Thicker cloud, stronger winds and outbreaks of rain are then likely to spread in from the northwest through Friday, with snow possible in parts of the north, clearing to blustery showers later. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather changeable. There will be some milder, wet and windy weather at times, with a risk of gales, perhaps severe in the north. However there will also be some clearer and frosty periods in-between weather systems.

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Feb 2016 to Sunday 13 Mar 2016:

A continuation of the rather changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the northwest. This means the wettest and windiest conditions will probably affect northern and western areas, with a greater likelihood of settled periods of weather in the south and east. There is a chance that a period of more widespread cold and settled conditions could develop around the turn of the month, however confidence in this is low. Temperatures probably averaging out near or just below normal. Some frosty nights are likely, but there could well be large day-to-day variations as weather systems come and go.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Light rain 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Light rain 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Light rain 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Light rain 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Heavy rain 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Overcast 50.7179 -3.5327

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 37.0m 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