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Issued at: 1700 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy and cool with showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will die away for a time this evening with some clear spells for a time. Becoming cloudier late in the night with further, mainly light showers likely, especially in the east. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Friday:

Mostly dry with some sunshine, though a few showers are likely, especially in the east. Breezy here too, especially on the coast. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, showery rain at first, then brighter and drier. Sunday and Monday, mostly dry with some sunny intervals and light winds. Some patchy overnight mist, fog and ground frost possible.

Updated at: 1503 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some rain in eastern England. Elsewhere, clear spells, isolated showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some showery rain in eastern England, perhaps turning thundery in parts of Norfolk. Drier but generally rather cloudy elsewhere, with scattered showers tending to become confined to coastal parts. Breezy in coastal areas, especially in the east.

Friday:

Showery rain continuing in eastern England, and also some across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Largely dry elsewhere with variable cloud. Best of the brightness in the south. Breezy. Rather cool.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Turning drier as high pressure builds from the west. Variable amounts of cloud, with most places having some sunshine at times. Feeling warm in any sunshine, but turning chilly overnight.

Updated at: 1502 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 8 Sep 2015 to Thursday 17 Sep 2015:

Initially conditions next week are expected to be settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions are likely to move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Friday 18 Sep 2015 to Friday 2 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 1502 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 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 – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Dover – Cloudy 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 – 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 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