Daily weather observations at the University of Reading date back to 1908. Here are a selection of news stories and observations for Reading since they began - with one or two earlier, newsworthy, items. They will be updated each day. Let me know if you have any other snippets of news/information.

Any mention of a record refers to observations at the University of Reading - elsewhere in the United Kingdom values may have been higher or lower.

In Reading on 16 December in ...

The first of 7 consecutive sunless days. Despite the lack of sunshine it was not that cold after the 17th - in winter it is often the wind direction and the source of the air that tends to govern temperatures rather than sunshine duration.
The first of 9 consecutive sunless days.
December 2015 saw a continuation of the unusual warmth of the preceding November with the temperature rising to 14.6 C on the 16th.

Some historical data/observations for anniversary dates can be found here