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Benson (nearest observation site to Reading)

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Reading forecast
Mon 05 Dec 2016
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist Mist Mist Mist Overcast
4.8 ° 5.8 ° 5.7 ° 3.8 ° 2.1 ° 0.6 ° -0.7 ° -0.9 ° -0.8 ° 0.1 ° 1.1 °
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Tue 06 Dec 2016
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Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Mist Fog Fog Fog Overcast Mist Drizzle
1.5 ° 1.5 ° 1.5 ° 2.9 ° 2.9 ° 1.9 ° 4.0 ° 4.8 ° 4.4 ° 4.5 ° 6.8 ° 8.0 ° 8.1 ° 7.8 °
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NNW 2 WSW 2 NNW 3 N 2 E 1 W 1 SSE 2 SSW 2 WSW 2 ESE 1 ESE 6 ESE 9 S 3 S 3
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

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Extremes

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London & South East England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature St Catherines Point 11.9 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Stowe 4.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature South Newington -5.9 °C
Highest rainfall Hampton Water Works 0.2 mm
Sunniest Odiham 5.9 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Plymouth 12.1 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Aviemore -3.3 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Aviemore -9.8 °C
Highest rainfall Lerwick 0.6 mm
Sunniest Odiham 5.9 hours

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

The information shown is initial data as it is received; observations are subject to final quality control after publication on this website. This is particularly the case for rainfall totals during snow events.

Issued at: 2302 on Mon 5 Dec 2016

Weather map

Tue 1300

Weather observation map for Reading

Reading Reading – Drizzle 51.4523 -0.9724
Lyneham Lyneham – Overcast 51.5031 -1.9924
Northolt Northolt – Fog 51.548 -0.415
Bedford Bedford – Fog 52.225 -0.464
Middle Wallop Middle Wallop – Overcast 51.149 -1.57
Little Rissington (ESAWS) Little Rissington (ESAWS) – No data 51.86 -1.692
Shoreham Shoreham – No data 50.836 -0.292
Gravesend-Broadness Gravesend-Broadness – No data 51.464 0.314
Bedford Bedford – Fog 52.225 -0.464
Yeovilton Yeovilton – Mist 51.006 -2.64
Coleshill Coleshill – Overcast 52.48 -1.689
Wittering Wittering – Fog 52.6111 -0.459
Hereford Hereford – Fog 52.083 -2.8
St-Athan St-Athan – Drizzle 51.405 -3.44
Wattisham Wattisham – Mist 52.123 0.961
Langdon Bay Langdon Bay – No data 51.133 1.348
Watnall Watnall – Fog 53.005 -1.25
Coningsby Coningsby – Mist 53.094 -0.171
Leek Leek – Fog 53.12755 -1.97993
Exeter Airport 2 Exeter Airport 2 – Overcast 50.7366 -3.40458

Location Details

Reading

Location: 51.4523, -0.9724

Altitude: 37.0 m above mean sea level

Benson

Location: 51.62, -1.097

Altitude: 57.0 m above mean sea level

Distance from Reading: 20.5 km