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Friday (30 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0500 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cold with sunny spells and occasional wintry showers. Drier later.

Today:

Cold and rather cloudy start with a wintry mix of sleet or snow showers, turning mainly to rain during the morning. One or two showers for the afternoon with sunny spells, then mainly dry by evening. Brisk winds throughout. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Tonight:

Cold with clear spells giving frost and icy stretches. Mainly dry start then wintry showers developing, especially after midnight, with a chance of slight snow accumulations. Rather breezy. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Saturday:

Saturday will be cold and rather windy with wintry showers, especially later in the day across more northern areas. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cold and mainly dry with bright spells for Sunday and Monday, along with widespread frost. Risk of rain and sleet for a time Tuesday, but some sunny spells also likely.

Updated at: 0354 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Feeling cold with further wintry showers.

Today:

Wintry showers mainly in the north and west, but settling snow mainly confined to hills. Still feeling cold, especially in the north and west with significant wind chill. Drier further south and east, with sunny spells developing.

Tonight:

Further wintry showers overnight, with snow over hills. Gales in the north and west, but a windy night for all parts.

Saturday:

Turning colder still across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with showers turning to snow again even at low levels. Feeling very cold in the strong winds, gales in exposed western parts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining very cold. Fine and dry for many with snow showers around coasts exposed to northerly winds. Risk of more widespread rain and snow in the west early next week.

Updated at: 0306 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 to Thursday 12 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over south-western areas, in the first couple of days. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Feb 2015 to Friday 27 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing drier conditions but with colder temperatures than average, particularly to the south.

Updated at: 0306 on Fri 30 Jan 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 – Heavy rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Heavy rain 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Heavy rain 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Light snow 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Light snow shower night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Light shower night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 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 – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Light shower 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