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Issued at: 1700 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Most places dry with sunshine Sunday. Some heavy showers possible.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be warm sunny spells through the evening. This will be followed by dry conditions through the night with light winds and some long clear spells. Cooler than last night. Minimum Temperature 15°C.

Sunday:

Most areas dry with some sunny spells. Thundery rain is likely in Sussex and Kent in the morning with a few heavy showers possible in the north during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 25°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday mainly dry with sunny spells, although some rain possible overnight. Tuesday rather cloudy with scattered, heavy possibly thundery showers. Wednesday breezy with perhaps a shower.

Updated at: 1507 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers in the northwest, fine and dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy in northern Scotland with occasional rain or drizzle and coastal fog. Isolated showers, some heavy with thunder, for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Dry with clear spells across rest of the UK. Cooler and fresher overnight than of late.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers, some of these heavy and thunder in the far southeast at first, and the northeast later. Dry with clear spells overnight.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing on Tuesday leaving sunshine and sharp showers. Generally cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jul 2015 to Saturday 18 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Thursday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, together with a brisk northerly breeze. Less windy on Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and a few showers across much of the UK, although the southwest may turn cloudier with a little drizzle at times. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather is likely to develop through next weekend and into the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, perhaps becoming warm in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Jul 2015 to Sunday 2 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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