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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly cloudy with some light showers possible in northern parts.

Today:

Some early sunny spells in southern parts, but mostly cloudy on Sunday with some patchy rain or showers possible across more northern parts. Some sunny spells returning to southeastern areas later. Feeling chilly in the northeast winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy at first, especially over western parts, but staying dry overnight with some clear spells developing and perhaps a few mist patches forming later. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Monday:

Some cloud around at at first, but good sunny spells developing through the morning. Dry and feeling warmer inland than Sunday in the sunshine and lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Fine and dry, with some bright or sunny spells. Daytime temperatures generally near or slightly above normal for the time of year away from coasts.

Updated at: 0408 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier today. A few showers but some sunny intervals too.

Today:

A cloudier day with some showery rain for central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry with sunny spells to the south and west, where it will feel quite pleasant. Cooler in the east.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with some showers across central parts at first, before drifting westwards into Wales and Northern Ireland by the end of the night. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will clear northwest during the morning. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere. Less windy and feeling quite pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with sunny spells, mainly in the west. Often cloudy and cool in the east.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 23 Apr 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015:

The start of this period will begin generally dry with good sunny spells across the British Isles. However, it is likely that the weather will gradually turn more unsettled during Friday and into the last few days of April, most probably from the south or west. Light winds are forecast in most areas at first, although breezier conditions are expected at times in the south, and a transition to generally windier weather is on the cards through the period. Temperatures are likely to be above average at first, before cooling down to near normal. This more unsettled and cooler weather pattern is then expected to continue into the early part of May, with a chance of some wet and windy conditions affecting the British Isles.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

There is some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions to be fairly typical for the time of year. As a result some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these developing towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range from close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, the more settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1423 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Reading

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