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Issued at: 2100 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming dry and clear. A frost will form widely.

This Evening and Tonight:

Skies will clear through the evening with any rain in eastern counties easing away. Then temperatures will fall quickly, with a widespread frost forming. Mist and fog patches will develop in places later in the night. Light winds. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Monday:

A frosty start with fog patches clearing. Then dry with sunny spells. Light winds. An evening frost returning with patchy fog, but cloud and rain will slowly spread northwards overnight. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy with rain on Tuesday. Rain persisting through Wednesday morning, but clearing from the west later. Largely dry and bright on Thursday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing the southeast. Becoming cold and frosty for many.

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain across the far southeast will clear through this evening to leave a clear, cold and frosty night for much of the country with some freezing fog patches forming. Less cold in the far northwest where showers will continue.

Monday:

Dry, sunny after a frosty, and locally foggy, start. Rain arriving in the northwest later. Central and some southern parts becoming frosty overnight with fog patches.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Turning cloudier through Tuesday and Wednesday with many seeing some rain, away from northwestern Britain where frost will become confined. Drier on Thursday, rain and strong winds far west later.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Nov 2014 to Sunday 7 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and strong winds are likely across the west on Friday and into the weekend. The rain and strong winds will push slowly eastwards through the period with southeastern areas perhaps seeing little rainfall. Southerly winds will reach gale or severe gale force at times in the west/northwest, and draw in milder air than of late; especially by night. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week. The heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect northwestern areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal or milder during spells of cloud and rain, but drier and clearer interludes between weather systems will allow an increased risk of frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Dec 2014 to Monday 22 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 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 – Partly cloudy 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 – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Light rain 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 – Clear 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 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