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  • Tue Tuesday
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  • Thu Thursday
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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 9°C
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Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Overnight, blustery winds, scattered showers. Cold.

This Evening and Tonight:

Blustery winds, with gales in places this evening, a few showers continuing in some northern and eastern parts, although most parts generally dry. Turning cold in places as winds ease later in the night. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

Any showers in the east dying away, giving a dry, sunny but rather chilly start. Becoming cloudier through the day but staying generally dry. Still on the cool side. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, rather cloudy, a little drizzle, but bright spells possible in the east. Friday, cloudy, rain at times, becoming persistent and heavy later, clearing to sunny spells on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Gales and showers slowly easing. Rain returning to the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Gales will steadily ease, although it will remain breezy in many areas. A few showers will linger on into the early hours, but most places will become dry. Turning chilly in sheltered spots, with a touch of grass frost.

Wednesday:

A dry, bright start for many southern and eastern areas, though turning cloudier through the day. Rain and freshening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of rain will push southeast across all parts, clearing southeast England early on Saturday. Generally quite windy, with a risk of gales and squally showers in the northwest.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Light shower day 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Light shower day 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Heavy shower day 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Light shower day 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Heavy shower day 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Heavy shower day 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Heavy shower day 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Heavy shower day 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Heavy shower day 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Heavy rain 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Heavy rain 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Heavy shower 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 were the River Thames and the River Kennet meet, it easily accessible by both the M4 motorway and the Great Western Mainline Railway.

Existing as early as the Roman invasion of Britain, Reading was originally considered to be a trading port. However, the town continued to grow and was the site of many battles during the Anglo-Saxon period.

The trade histories of this town continued into the 18th Century with the beginning of iron works, which rapidly grew after the introduction of The Great Western Railway in 1841. Reading is now famous for the 3 B’s — beer, bulbs and biscuits - which have continued to be made here.

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.

Reading is also listed as one of the UK’s Top 10 retail destinations, boasting everything from quirky little sweet shops to the world renowned high end jewellers. The main shopping centres, The Oracle and Broad Street Mall, cater to everyone’s shopping needs and home a variety of eateries for those well needed breaks.

Famous names that hail from the city include the likes of Chris Tarrant, most famously the presenter of the quiz show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, as well as comedian Ricky Gervais and Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet.