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Issued at: 0300 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mild, generally dry and breezy.

Today:

Many places will have a mild and breezy day with mostly cloudy skies. There will be some brightness at times, especially in eastern parts. Apart from the odd spot of rain most parts will stay dry. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Staying mild and breezy overnight with again just a few spots of light rain or drizzle around. Temperatures only dropping a couple degrees from daytime values. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Monday:

The mild theme continues and again quite breezy. A lot of dry weather but mostly cloudy skies with only a few bright spells, mainly in eastern parts. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy and mild on Tuesday then rain overnight will give a wet day on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is colder with some sunshine and a few showers along eastern coasts.

Updated at: 0226 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain in north and west, largely fine elsewhere.

Today:

Cloudy with rain at times in the north and west, this heavy and persistent across western Scotland. Windy across northern parts, especially to the east of high ground. Elsewhere, largely fine and breezy. Feeling milder.

Tonight:

Rain and strong winds will gradually sink south into northern England and Wales. Colder, showery conditions returning to the north. Cloudy, breezy with rain at times in the far south.

Monday:

Rain band, locally heavy, across central areas stalls. Mild, cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle to the south. Colder, clearer, showery conditions to the north, wintry over hills. Windy throughout.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain, possibly heavy at times, slowly moves southwards Tuesday and through Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry across northern hills, extending to all areas by Christmas Day. Breezy.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Dec 2014 to Saturday 3 Jan 2015:

Largely fine, bright and cold on Christmas Day with many places starting with a frost. Across northern parts there will be some wintry showers, these most likely across northern Scotland. Showers will ease later with a widespread frost overnight, leading to a cold and bright day for many on Boxing Day. However, northern/northwestern parts will become increasingly unsettled with rain, perhaps transient snow, and strong winds developing; risk of gales/severe gales. Into the weekend, low pressure looks likely to become established over the UK bringing periods of rain/showers along with potentially very strong winds. There will also be the risk of some snow, most likely in the north. Into the following week, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures interspersed by colder, showery conditions.

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Jan 2015 to Sunday 18 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Light shower night 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 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 were 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 that is 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 offers 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 maxima in spring 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. Likewise, rainfall accumulation is below the national figures. Spring is drier in terms of 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: 30 October 2014