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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Scattered wintry showers, sunny spells developing on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a mostly dry start, scattered wintry showers will spread from the west overnight, possibly heavy in places by morning. Cloud breaks will allow a touch of frost to develop here and there overnight. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

A day of bright or sunny spells and a scattering of showers, possibly heavy in places, and these wintry at times early in the day. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny intervals and just the odd shower on Wednesday. Becoming cloudier and less cold for Thursday and Friday but probably staying dry.

Updated at: 1401 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with showers. Some snow for northern and western parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the UK, especially in the north and west where snow will accumulate across the hills, with some to lower levels. Cold under clear spells with icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Cold with icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery wintry showers, mostly in the northwest, with snow on hills. Windy, with gales in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming drier with clear spells and overnight frost Wednesday. Cloudy in the northwest with some rain during Thursday and Friday, but largely dry and bright in the southeast. Turning milder.

Updated at: 1439 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Mar 2015 to Monday 16 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely through the weekend with wetter weather in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain probably becoming slow moving. It will also be windy perhaps with gales in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are likely to be around normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 31 Mar 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before more than likely weakening and becoming more focussed across the south of the UK by the end of the month. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather looks relatively small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south. Some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1123 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 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