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Issued at: 2300 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Risk of heavy rain overnight and later Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will affect most parts through the evening. Some heavy, thundery showers could affect parts of Kent for a time. The rain and showers should slowly ease away by dawn. Minimum Temperature 15°C.

Sunday:

Mostly cloudy at first on Sunday and it will feel humid. Sunny intervals should develop by the afternoon with heavy, thundery showers likely to move in from the south later. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday most likely cloudy and breezy with rain, heavy in places. Rain clearing Tuesday morning then fresher with winds easing. A chilly start Wednesday then sunny spells and isolated showers.

Updated at: 1702 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers easing in north tonight. Potentially thundery rain in southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy across southeastern Britain with showery rain affecting some parts, possibly turning heavy and thundery in the far southeast. Showers in the north easing leaving clear spells and a chilly night, especially across the east. Central areas dry but chilly.

Sunday:

Still breezy in the far north with scattered showers affecting Northern Ireland and Scotland. Cloudy at times further south with some showery rain, occasionally heavy later. Humid in the southeast.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain across southern and eastern parts Monday gradually clearing, with drier, brighter conditions following Tuesday. Showers in the north slowly ease. Some pleasant sunshine, but chilly nights developing for all.

Updated at: 1430 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 3 Sep 2015 to Saturday 12 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there will still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain, could push into northwestern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Sunday 13 Sep 2015 to Sunday 27 Sep 2015:

The generally settled and fine conditions are expected to continue across Southeastern parts of the UK through much of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, and only a low risk of short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to remain on the unsettled side in the Northwest for the majority of the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods in the Southeast by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 1430 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Heavy shower night 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Heavy shower night 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 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 – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Heavy rain 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 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