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  • Mon Monday
    19°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    23°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    22°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Monday
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Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Mon 01 Sep 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

Dry start. Becoming cloudy and misty with rain or drizzle.

Today:

Early brightness in the southeast but increasingly cloudy with rain or drizzle edging south and east through the day, perhaps the odd heavy outbreak later to the north and west of London. Becoming quite misty later, especially on hills. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

A cloudy evening, a chance of a shower. Overnight, most parts dry with clear spells developing, although low cloud and drizzle may become extensive again later, especially in the east. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

A grey, misty start with patchy drizzle. Brightening up for the afternoon, some sunny intervals developing, a few showers possible. Feeling warm in sunshine. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A good deal of dry weather, sunny spells at times but also some cloudy periods. Generally on the warm side, especially away from east facing coasts.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning brighter with murky conditions becoming confined to the southeast.

Today:

Dull start for England and Wales with occasional rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions spreading from the northwest, though some southeastern parts remaining murky with perhaps the odd sharp shower. Turning breezier in the far northwest with a few showers.

Tonight:

Chance of further drizzle, low cloud and increasing amounts of hill fog in southeastern areas, otherwise fine with fog patches in prone rural spots. Chilly in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Largely dry and warm with some sunshine once any overnight mist and fog patches clear. Probably cloudy for some southeastern parts, with the odd shower possible.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining generally fine but with large amounts of cloud at times. Occasional bright or sunny spells making it feel locally very warm, but also some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Sunday 14 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once any localised early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the southwest of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is an increasing risk of rain or showers over southern areas. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with variable amounts of cloud with bright or sunny spells, but also showers or rain at times, particularly over central and eastern parts. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Sep 2014 to Monday 29 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

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Reading Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
London Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Partly cloudy 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 Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Light shower 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 Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Light shower 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 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.