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Issued at: 1600 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and chilly overnight, some sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry end to the day with some evening sunshine. Overnight, long clear periods will develop, especially inland, where with light winds it could become quite cold, perhaps with a touch of grass frost in rural areas. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Sunday:

After a chilly start, it will be another dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm by the afternoon with mainly light winds. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining dry throughout with variable amounts of cloud. Feeling quite warm in sunny spells, but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog inland. Breezy along coasts Wednesday.

Updated at: 1519 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places dry and chilly overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most places dry and chilly with clear spells, although northern Scotland will be cloudier with occasional rain. Patchy rain is also likely later tonight across Northern Ireland. A ground frost will form locally in rural areas later.

Sunday:

After a chilly start most places will be dry with some sunshine at times. However, it will be cloudier across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some patchy rain.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine at times. Feeling quite warm in any afternoon sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog.

Updated at: 1432 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 10 Sep 2015 to Saturday 19 Sep 2015:

Mostly settled on Thursday and Friday with light or moderate breezes and sunny spells, especially in the south and east, although there may be a little rain in the northwest by the end of Thursday. After chilly starts with local ground frosts in rural areas, the afternoon temperature will be generally close to normal, although southern parts could become rather warm. Then as we head through the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions are likely to spread eastwards across all areas. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, but with southern and eastern parts still likely to have some good dry and bright spells at times. Temperatures are most likely to be close to the average for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Sunday 20 Sep 2015 to Sunday 4 Oct 2015:

The current indications are that the weather across the British Isles will be changeable during the latter part of September and into the first few days of October. Northern and western parts are likely to have the windiest and most unsettled conditions, with a risk of occasional gales, while the south and east is more likely to see some good dry and bright spells at times. The temperature is likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible.

Updated at: 1432 on Sat 05 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 – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 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