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  • Wed Wednesday
    24°C 15°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    23°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    22°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    21°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
Wednesday
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46% 44% 43% 43% 46% 52% 58% 62% 66%
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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W 8 16 W 6 14 W 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 8 13 SW 8 14 WSW 9 16 WSW 10 18 WSW 10 19 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 20 WSW 9 17 WSW 10 18 WSW 9 17 SW 7 15 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 SW 7 15
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69% 73% 77% 81% 85% 88% 89% 89% 84% 76% 68% 61% 56% 52% 49% 52% 58% 60% 64% 67% 75% 78% 81% 83%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 6 6 6 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 15% 15% 20% 20% 45%
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SW 7 13 SW 6 12 SW 5 10 SSW 6 11 SW 8 18 SSW 10 21 SSW 11 23 SSW 8 18 S 7 14
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85% 87% 92% 90% 68% 59% 58% 67% 80%
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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25% 45% 30% 65% 65% 45% 40% 15%
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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WSW 8 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 8 15 W 10 21 SW 11 24 WSW 12 23 WSW 10 18 WSW 7 13
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86% 88% 87% 68% 54% 53% 57% 75%
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry with clear spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry evening with variable cloud and some sunny intervals. Continuing mainly dry overnight with some good clear spells, though becoming somewhat cloudier later in the night in the west. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday:

A generally fine and dry day with some good sunny spells, and feeling warm. Becoming cloudier later in the day, with one or two light showers possible by evening. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday starting mostly fine and dry, but with isolated showers possible later. Scattered showers on Saturday, heavy at times. Sunday mostly dry and bright.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Driest conditions in southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally fine and dry for most of the UK, with clear spells and localised mist patches possible later in the night. A few showers continuing in the northwest, turning locally heavy towards morning. Less breezy in the north.

Thursday:

Sunny spells and showers for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but with isolated showers possible.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Increasingly unsettled from Friday across all areas with showers or longer spells of rain and some brighter spells. Drier in the south on Sunday, but cloudier with rain in north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Cambridge Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Hereford Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Ipswich Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Dover Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 37m above mean sea level

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.