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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rain clearing tomorrow then bright and breezy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining mild but breezy overnight. Evening clear spells will give way to cloudier conditions from the west into the early hours, with a little rain reaching western parts towards dawn. Last of the really mild nights. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Mainly cloudy with a little rain, with this gradually clearing eastwards to leave most areas with a bright and breezy afternoon with some sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy with some rain on Sunday. Staying unsettled and windy on Monday and Tuesday with the risk of some heavy rain at times and perhaps gales around coasts. Feeling colder.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing east overnight with clearer and fresher conditions following.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud and outbreaks of rain will push continue to push southeastwards through the night and reach the southeast by dawn. This rain will be followed by cooler conditions and coastal showers.

Saturday:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeast England slowly clearing to brighter conditions. Elsewhere, largely dry with some sunshine, before further rain and strong winds arrive into western areas by afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain gradually clearing the southeast on Sunday, with brighter and showery weather prevailing thereafter. Turning progressively cooler with overnight frosts becoming increasingly likely, especially across northern parts. Windy at times.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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