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 6 December in ...

One of the lowest December relative humidities at 0900 GMT - down to 43 %. Reading lay in a NE'ly flow around an area of high pressure to the NE.
The winter of 1962/63 was one of the coldest on the UK instrumental record. The cold weather started just before the Christmas of 1962. During early December it had been had been changeable and stormy, although the daily weather diary written at the time by the Reading observer Arthur Moon noted that 6 December (-2.3 C maximum; the third consecutive ice day) had the lowest daily December maximum temperature since 20 December 1938 (-2.8 C).
One of the warmest December days with the maximum temperature being 14.6 C - a mild and windy day.

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