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  • Thu Thursday
    27°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    26°C 16°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    23°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    22°C 15°C
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Thu 24 Jul 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

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly clear overnight, patchy cloud at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

A warm and sunny evening, then staying dry and clear overnight, with light winds and only patchy areas of cloud at times, mainly near eastern coastal areas. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Thursday:

A dry and very warm day with plenty of sun, although it may be cloudier at times along the east coast, and feeling cooler here in onshore breezes. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday fine and warm inland, often cloudier on coasts. Saturday becoming cloudy with some showers or possible. Sunny spells and heavy showers on Sunday, and feeling less warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in the northeast will again encroach westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, are likely to continue. Elsewhere dry with clear periods and possible localised mist patches.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for most. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Further heavy, thundery showers possible in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fine, dry, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Very warm at first, near normal in north later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 28 Jul 2014 to Wednesday 6 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across most parts of the UK initially, although there is a low risk of heavy thundery showers affecting the southeast, while in the north an area of rain is expected to move eastwards through Monday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north extending further towards the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Aug 2014 to Thursday 21 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions over southern areas are expected to persist into the first part of this period. Towards the north, rather more unsettled, with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain likely. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 37m above mean sea level

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.