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Issued at: 0800 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

A dry and bright morning, but scattered showers developing.

Today:

A mostly dry and bright start with sunny spells during the morning. However, cloud will increase through the afternoon with scattered showers developing, some of which may turn heavy and perhaps thundery at times later. Remaining breezy. Maximum Temperature 23°C.

Tonight:

Showers continuing through the evening and first part of the night, perhaps heavy in places. Through the early hours, showers gradually easing, with most places dry by dawn. Winds easing. Minimum Temperature 13°C.

Thursday:

A rather cloudy start to the day with isolated showers, but these will clear through the morning with bright or sunny spells developing by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 25°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry and settled for Friday and the weekend with sunny spells, but also the chance of a few light showers on Friday and Saturday. Feeling warm with light winds.

Updated at: 0427 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloud and showery rain spreading east to many parts.

Today:

A fine, though breezy, start for many with sunny spells. Showery rain mainly across Northern Ireland at first will gradually spread northeastwards into Scotland, whilst cloud increases to bring scattered showery outbreaks across England and Wales.

Tonight:

Heavier showers slowly clearing from the south, becoming largely confined to the northeast of Scotland by dawn. Generally cloudy, damp and mild elsewhere with winds falling light.

Thursday:

Often cloudy at first though soon brightening up with plenty of dry, sunny weather, and only isolated showers developing. Feeling warmer than of late with mainly light winds.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Largely fine Friday and Saturday, with isolated showers. Rain arriving in the north and west later Saturday and during Sunday, though gradually easing. Drier with warm sunshine in the southeast.

Updated at: 0436 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 18 Aug 2015:

Sunday will be mainly dry, bright and warm in the south, while northern and central areas will be rather cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain at times. It will also be windy in the north especially in the northwest, where gales are possible in exposed areas. A similar theme will prevail thereafter, with the north and west having the more unsettled, wetter, windier conditions, although there will be some drier, brighter interludes here at times. The south, meanwhile, will see a good deal of dry, bright weather throughout the period, albeit with a small chance of cloudier intervals. Temperatures will range from near normal in the north and northwest, to warm, or very warm at times, in the south and southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 19 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 2 Sep 2015:

Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any dry and bright spells, with northern areas likely to see more in the way of cloudier, showery weather. However, the north is also likely to see some spells of more settled, drier and brighter weather and the south could still see the occasional brief showery interlude. Temperatures will generally be near normal in the north, but could be locally warm in any brighter periods. The south will generally be warm, with some periods of very warm weather possible.

Updated at: 0436 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 0m 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