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Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Sun 26 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Brisk winds and mild with sunny periods.

Today:

Broken cloud will allow some bright or sunny periods to develop at times. An isolated light shower is possible in southeast arround midday. Generally a mild day, but with brisk or strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry night with some long clear periods. A few mist patches will form. Still breezy for much of the night. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Monday:

Dry with some prolonged sunny spells. It will feel warm for the time of year. Moderate or fresh breezes. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry, mild and bright on Tuesday, but rain and increasing winds by evening. Largely cloudy with occasional rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy rain persists across northwest Scotland, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Generally dry and mild elsewhere with variable cloud and sunny spells, though patchy drizzle possible across Wales and exposed southwestern parts. Very windy with gales in the north.

Tonight:

The very wet and windy weather continues for northwest Scotland. Generally cloudy and windy across the north/west with occasional outbreaks of drizzle. Drier with clear spells in the southeast.

Monday:

Heavy rain continues across northwest Scotland. Mild elsewhere with some sunshine in the southeast, but rather cloudy in parts of the north/west with occasional drizzle. Windy across northern/western Britain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, leaving cloud and occasional rain across the south Wednesday, whilst clearer, chillier weather follows further north. Turning wet and windy later Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of 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. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

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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 Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Partly cloudy night 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.