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River Thames at Reading

Current River Level

6.700m

At 2:00am, Sunday 29th January GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 1:45am, Sunday 29th January GMT

Latest Flow

68.30 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Friday 27th January

Normal flow volume

Decrease, -1.50 from previous recording on Thursday 26th January

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning

Recent warnings or alerts no longer in force

Properties closest to the River Thames from Scours Lane, Reading to Caversham Lakes

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Thames at Reading and Caversham

No current or recent warnings.

River Thames in the Playhatch, Sonning and Sonning Eye area

No current or recent warnings.

River Kennet from Theale down to Reading

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Long Term Level Chart

Darker blue shaded areas on long term data indicate maximum and minimum levels for the date (you may need to zoom in closer to see them).

Long term data may have gaps where the API data was not available.

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Reading
  • Watercourse: Thames
  • Nearest Town/Village: Reading
  • Local Authority: Reading
  • Ceremonial County: Berkshire
  • Coordinates: 51°27'40"N 0°58'4"W (51.461325,-0.967884)
  • OS Grid: SU718741 (471800,174100)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR QMC.PL
  • Mapcode (Global): VHDWT.5JPL
  • Open Location Code: 9C3XF26J+GR
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO91ml30
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 2200TH
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 2200TH-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • Operational Area: South Chilterns
  • Catchment Area: Thames and South Chilterns
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Thames
  • Environment Agency Region: Thames
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 30m AOD

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

The usual range of the River Thames at Reading is between 6.58m and 7.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Thames at Reading over the past 12 months has been between 6.62m and 6.78m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Thames at Reading is 7.41m, reached on Saturday 4th January 2003 at 5:15pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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