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Issued at: 0600 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry with sunny spells and becoming breezy.

Today:

A rather cloudy start for many but dry with bright spells. Cloud amounts are expected to decrease through the day with increasing amounts of sunshine. Feeling mild but turning increasingly breezy. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Staying dry with variable amounts of cloud and some prolonged clear spells. Brisk winds will prevent a frost forming across the region. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

Dry and breezy with sunny spells although cloud amounts may increase from the west through the day. Feeling mild despite the wind. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, cloudy with a chance of rain, winds easing. Monday, a bright start but becoming windy with a spell of rain later. Tuesday, dry and bright with light winds.

Updated at: 0232 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in the far northwest. Largely fine elsewhere.

Today:

Rather cloudy to start, but much of the UK will be dry with sunny spells developing across much of England and Wales. Persistent, locally heavy, rain continuing across northwest Scotland. Windy with severe gales in the northwest. Staying mild.

Tonight:

Heavy and persistent rain continuing across Western Scotland and pushing slightly further south. Dry elsewhere with clear skies in places. Windy with severe gales in the far northwest. Staying mild.

Saturday:

Heavy rain continuing across the far northwest, possibly affecting Cumbria for a time. Dry elsewhere with some sunny spells. Windy with gales in the northwest. Locally very mild.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain moving southeast during Sunday but becoming lighter with colder conditions following. Further wind and rain spreads northeast on Monday after a dry start. Becoming fine and dry by Tuesday.

Updated at: 0229 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 to Thursday 19 Mar 2015:

Widespread, locally heavy, rain and strong winds, mainly in the north, will clear north-eastwards through Tuesday morning. More settled conditions will then develop for a time with a cold, locally frosty night to follow, especially in the north. Further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, with strengthening winds will then spread across the UK early Wednesday before becoming drier again later on. From Thursday there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK as high pressure remains close to the east. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures will often be near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Friday 20 Mar 2015 to Friday 3 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that more of a northwest-southeast split will develop in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier conditions and higher than average pressure perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1129 on Thu 05 Mar 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 – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Overcast 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