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  • Sun Sunday 29th
    12°C 5°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 5°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 7°C
    Light rain
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:31 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (30 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:32 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:34 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 0400 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Becoming wet and windy. Brighter later.

Today:

Becoming wet and windy through the morning. Occasionally heavy rain is expected with strong gusty winds. Rain clearing later in the afternoon to leave a mix of sunny spells and squally showers. Becoming colder. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Most places will become dry through the evening and night as showers ease. A few light showers are still possible. Strong winds will tend to die down. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Monday:

Bright and chilly at first with isolated showers. Increasing morning cloud will bring spells of occasionally heavy rain through the late afternoon. Strengthening southwesterly winds will help temperatures recover. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold, strong northwesterly winds are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday with occasional showers. Some sunny spells. Becoming milder and cloudy with rain later on Thursday.

Updated at: 0450 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain clearing to showers, wintry in the north.

Today:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the south clearing eastwards across England, though showery conditions following with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north, turning increasingly wintry across Scotland with snow likely over hills.

Tonight:

Generally windy, cold with clear spells for many. Showers continuing in the north, wintry across Scotland, possibly even to low levels. Cloudier, milder with outbreaks of rain in the southwest.

Monday:

Windy with local gales. A cold, bright start with rain then arriving from the west during the afternoon, locally heavy. Becoming drier later with blustery showers in the far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy with sunshine and showers, most frequent, wintry, locally thundery with widespread gales in the northwest Tuesday. Winds and showers easing through Wednesday. Cloudier with outbreaks of rain Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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