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 ...

1968
The first of 13 consecutive sunless days. This was the longest sunless spell in December between 1968 and 2012.
1976
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.
1985
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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