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  • Tue Tuesday 31st
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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 6°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
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  • Fri Friday 3rd
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Issued at: 0200 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy. Rain then showers tonight, scattered showers on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in places, will spread east this evening, with scattered blustery showers following after midnight. Becoming very windy, with gales developing in places. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Feeling cool in the strong winds which may reach gale force in places early in the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny intervals and just the odd shower on Wednesday. Increasingly cloudy on Thursday, with some rain likely in the west during the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with occasional rain on Friday.

Updated at: 1536 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales, and rain clearing to showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy overnight, with gales, locally severe. Rain will clear away eastwards by midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. Some hail and sleet likely at times in the north, with snow settling on hills, leading to icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Another windy day, with gales likely, severe gales in places, and feeling chilly. There'll be sunny spells and further blustery showers, these wintry in the north, snow settling on hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing later Wednesday, and showers gradually fading, though rain into the southwest later. Mainly fine early Thursday, before rain spreads slowly northeast. Cloudy, with some rain for most Friday.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Apr 2015 to Monday 13 Apr 2015:

Probably a fair amount of cloud around Saturday and Sunday. Also most likely a good deal of dry weather, though some southern and western parts may see some early rain Saturday and some eastern parts may catch isolated showers this weekend. Winds will be mainly light, and daytime temperatures most likely near or just below average. Into Easter Monday, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely to affect northwestern parts, whilst other areas remain largely dry and bright. The unsettled conditions then look likely to spread further across the UK by mid-week, many parts breezier then too. Thereafter, northwestern areas are likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather, with the best of the drier and brighter conditions to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 28 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Light rain 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Light rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Heavy shower night 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Heavy rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Light rain 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Light rain 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Heavy shower night 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy shower night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Heavy rain 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Light shower night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Light rain 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Heavy shower night 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light shower 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 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