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 26 June in ...

1859
The first SER (South Eastern Railway) station at Reading (the end of the line to/from south London) was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Rebuilding was completed the following summer.
1976
The warmest June day on record as 34.0 C is reached; this occurred during a memorable fortnight of weather during June-July 1976.

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

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