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  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 14°C
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  • Mon Monday
    19°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    23°C 15°C
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Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and warm with some bright or sunny spells developing.

Today:

Any early mist and fog will clear quickly leaving a mainly dry and bright day, with light winds and some sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm, particularly in any longer sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Clear spells at first however cloud will thicken towards dawn with patchy, sometimes heavy, rain affecting the area at times. Turning misty in the northwest with fog over the hills. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Monday:

A cloudy day is expected with further mainly light rain or drizzle. Drier and brighter weather spreading into the northwest later. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A quiet spell of weather is expected, with light winds and temperatures on the warm side. Plenty of cloud about, though all parts should see some brighter interludes at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine, before cloud and rain arrives from the northwest.

Today:

A mostly fine day for many with light winds and sunny spells which will make it feel quite warm at times. Cloud and rain will spread into the northwest later, bringing freshening winds.

Tonight:

Occasional rain and drizzle with extensive low cloud and hill fog will continue to spread south and east to most parts. Clearer and drier conditions will follow into the northwest.

Monday:

Dull across much of England and Wales with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The brighter conditions in the northwest should continue to slowly spread southeastwards, probably not reaching the southeast.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

There should be plenty of dry weather; however it is likely to be often rather cloudy. Temperatures should climb slightly making it feel warm in any bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Saturday 13 Sep 2014:

Dry for many Thursday and Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the south of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Sep 2014 to Sunday 28 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

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Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
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 were the River Thames and the River Kennet meet, it easily accessible by both the M4 motorway and the Great Western Mainline Railway.

Existing as early as the Roman invasion of Britain, Reading was originally considered to be a trading port. However, the town continued to grow and was the site of many battles during the Anglo-Saxon period.

The trade histories of this town continued into the 18th Century with the beginning of iron works, which rapidly grew after the introduction of The Great Western Railway in 1841. Reading is now famous for the 3 B’s — beer, bulbs and biscuits - which have continued to be made here.

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.

Reading is also listed as one of the UK’s Top 10 retail destinations, boasting everything from quirky little sweet shops to the world renowned high end jewellers. The main shopping centres, The Oracle and Broad Street Mall, cater to everyone’s shopping needs and home a variety of eateries for those well needed breaks.

Famous names that hail from the city include the likes of Chris Tarrant, most famously the presenter of the quiz show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, as well as comedian Ricky Gervais and Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet.