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Issued at: 2100 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and warm overnight. Less hot tomorrow with thundery showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry evening with some late sunshine. It should then stay dry for much of the night and again it will be very warm. Some showery, possibly thundery rain will spread from the south at the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 18°C.

Thursday:

Some heavy, thundery rain is likely through the morning. More in the way of dry and bright weather for the afternoon, though still with a few showers. Still very warm. Maximum Temperature 27°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday sunny and warm, followed by a close night with some heavy, possibly thundery rain into Saturday. Fresher with some sunshine Saturday afternoon. Further rain on Sunday.

Updated at: 1723 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and locally very hot. Isolated severe thunderstorms.

This Evening and Tonight:

Thunderstorms will continue to move across northern areas into Scotland, clearing most parts by dawn. Largely dry and clear elsewhere before thundery showers push north across some southern areas later. Warm and muggy.

Thursday:

In the South East Showery rain, possibly thundery, transferring east through the day. Drier elsewhere but with locally heavy showers across northern parts. Less hot than Wednesday, but still warm.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Warm and fine on Friday, thundery outbreaks in the Southwest later. Saturday, fresher with storms easing northwards. Sunday, largely fine, some showers in the west and rain in the east.

Updated at: 1611 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 15 Jul 2015:

Monday looks to start bright for most with perhaps only a few showers affecting north and western parts of the country. However as we go through the afternoon there is an increasing risk of some rain spreading into the west and northwest at times, and there is a low risk of isolated thundery showers developing late on Monday afternoon in the South East, but most places here will remain dry and fine. Becoming slightly cloudier and cooler generally towards the middle of the week, before temperatures building again towards the weekend, with a risk of thundery showers pushing up from the continent at times. Temperatures will remain near or slightly above average for many, though the very warm, humid conditions could perhaps return to the south and southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Jul 2015 to Thursday 30 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Out towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, however even here any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the northwest, but in the southeast there will be spells of very warm weather for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times with a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks.

Updated at: 1306 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy 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 – Partly cloudy 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 – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Clear 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 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