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Tuesday (07 July 2015)
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Wednesday (08 July 2015)
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Outbreaks heavy rain in the morning becoming drier and brighter.

Today:

A band of rain, often heavy and perhaps thundery, will move eastwards across the areas clearing by afternoon. Thereafter, sunny spells, although with a risk of isolated showers. Becoming breezy. Maximum Temperature 24°C.

Tonight:

Sunny spells during the evening. Cloud amounts are likely to increase overnight, with outbreaks of rain likely at times, largely affecting western areas. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Wednesday:

It will remain breezy although mostly dry and bright. There is a chance of isolated outbreaks of showery rain, most likely in northern areas. Feeling cooler than previous days. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Some early rain possible Thursday, but mostly dry and warmer again with sunny spells through this period. A few showers may develop on Saturday.

Updated at: 0407 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled at times and feeling cool for most by Wednesday.

Today:

Showery rain, heavy at times, affecting much of northern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere some warm sunny periods and showers, these also locally heavy and thundery, especially across east and southeast England and northeast Scotland. Becoming breezy for most.

Tonight:

There'll be further showery rain around tonight, especially over northern, western and central parts. Rather cloudy at times elsewhere, but drier and mild. Staying breezy near coasts.

Wednesday:

Cooler, and breezy for most, with large amounts of cloud. Rain, or scattered showers, slowly becoming confined to more eastern parts, with drier, brighter conditions developing later in the west.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday starting chilly for some, but largely dry with sunny spells. Winds easing. Rain in the northwest Friday, clearing east on Saturday. Drier and warm in the south and east.

Updated at: 0254 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 21 Jul 2015:

After some initial cloud and rain across the south, it should brighten up later on Sunday, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with further spells of rain. A period of generally unsettled weather is expected to continue, particularly across the northwest UK, into the start of next week. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain, while further south and east conditions will generally be drier, brighter and often warm. Temperatures are expected to be close to or a little above normal, though perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast, particularly in any sunnier interludes.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 5 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts seeing the best of the fine and dry conditions, with temperatures here often warm. Further north and northwest, more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain or showers at times, but also some drier brighter interludes possible. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with temperatures in the south and southeast occasionally feeling warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1317 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Weather map

Tue 1400

Weather forecast map for Reading

Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Peterborough – Heavy rain 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 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 – Light shower day 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 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