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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Sat 25 Oct 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

Variable cloud but plenty of sunshine.

Today:

Early mist patches clearing to a dry and mainly sunny day, with all parts expected to remain dry. Light southwesterly winds in the morning, before freshening a little during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

After a fine bright evening cloud will increase from the west. Becoming quite windy at times near the Kent and Sussex coast. Most of the region will stay dry. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Breezy and mainly cloudy but mostly dry. Brighter interludes possible during the afternoon, most likely further east. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Milder and rather cloudy on Monday and Tuesday, but some occasional brightness. Southerly winds decreasing by Tuesday. Wednesday will be cloudy with occasional mainly light rain moving north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with frequent showers northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Frequent showers will push across northwest Scotland, often heavy. It will be windy here too, with coastal severe gales. Variable cloud and sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers, these mainly in the west.

Tonight:

Persistent heavy rain will arrive in northwest Scotland. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales continuing across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

The very wet and windy weather continues across the northwest. Generally windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east, with some patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wet and windy northwest Monday, drier elsewhere. Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, giving cloud and drizzle for south Britain Wednesday. Drier, chillier weather follows further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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