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Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1800 on Mon 22 Sep 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

Dry. Clear spells overnight. Feeling chilly. Tuesday warm and bright.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be dry this evening and tonight with clear spells and light winds. Becoming chilly again, with some mist patches likely to form. Mainly light winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Tuesday:

After a chilly start, It will be a largely dry day with sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm. Cloud will increase later in the afternoon, but it should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early showers clearing Wednesday morning, then dry and bright. Breezy. Variable cloud on Thursday and Friday with some bright spells, and risk of occasional drizzle. Winds lighter.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and fine for most, with rain continuing in northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and rain, in the northwest, will continue edging southeastwards overnight, possibly reaching northern parts of northern England by dawn. Elsewhere will be dry, clear and cold with a rural grass frost and a few mist and fog patches likely.

Tuesday:

The cloud and occasional rain will continue southwards, across the rest of northern England and north Wales by evening. Largely dry and fine elsewhere, though further rain in northwest later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain clearing southwards Wednesday with the odd shower following. Largely cloudy on Thursday and Friday, windy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in northwestern areas, drier with some brightness elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Sep 2014 to Monday 6 Oct 2014:

Fairly cloudy at first, though some sunny intervals developing for central, southern and eastern parts of the UK. Outbreaks of rain are expected for northern and western areas, more persistent for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, although clearer, showery weather should follow for a time. It will be quite windy here too. Temperatures generally near or a little above normal. Into the following week, the north and west are likely to remain the windiest and most unsettled parts of the UK, with the best of the weather further south and east. However, a little rain is to be expected here at times. Temperatures should be a little above normal for most. This general northwest-southeast split in the weather is then likely to continue into the start of October.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in weather conditions expected to become established for late September and early October is then showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours but under fine weather it should feel pleasant. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, perhaps accompanied by strong winds, temperatures here then often closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

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

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.