Weather news in Reading

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 3 December in ...

The first of 13 consecutive sunless days. This was the longest sunless spell in December between 1968 and 2012.
Equal sunniest December day on record with 7.1 h of bright sunshine. The same duration was recorded on the 4th in 1976, with 7.0 h on the 5th. 1976 was the second sunniest December between 1968 and 2012 after 2001.
The warmest December night on record; the minimum temperature did not fall below 12.4 C. Not until the 6th did the air temperature fall below 10 C.

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