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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Issued at: 1000 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Very windy with gales or severe gales.

Today:

A day of bright or sunny intervals and occasional blustery showers, these locally heavy. Winds increasing to reach gale force at times, with severe gales likely in places, bringing some disruption to travel. Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Tonight:

Very windy with further showers through the first half of the night. Winds decreasing later in the night, showers easing and clear spells developing. Risk of rain in south later. Minimum Temperature 2°C.

Tuesday:

A dry and bright start, with just a few showers through the morning. Cloud thickening through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain spreading into the north by the evening. Windy. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells Wednesday and Thursday after some overnight frost. The odd shower likely on Thursday. Cloudier on Friday, perhaps windier with more general rain developing, wintry on hills.

Updated at: 0657 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Severe gales in the south with squally showers. Calmer elsewhere.

Today:

Severe gales in southern areas with gusts of 60-70mph, possibly 80mph over exposed coasts, but these easing later in the day. Rather cloudy with frequent squally showers in the south. Drier, less windy with sunny spells further north.

Tonight:

Gales easing in the south, but remaining windy. Further showery rain in southern and central areas. Drier and clearer with light winds in the north, a patchy frost in Scotland.

Tuesday:

Winds easing but some local gales still likely in the south. Showery rain moving south, wintry over high ground, especially in the north. A colder day for all parts.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cold, easing winds and mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered wintry showers and overnight frosts. Stronger winds with further rain in the south on Friday.

Updated at: 0149 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Feb 2016 to Sunday 21 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. It will turn drier briefly before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Feb 2016 to Monday 7 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0149 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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