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 8 December in ...

1954
One of the lowest 0900 GMT December pressure readings at 973.6 mb; the area of low pressure that caused this gave Reading the wettest December day on record with 43.2 mm of rainfall.
1981
December 1981 and January 1982 had spells of heavy, disruptive snow and low temperatures. Today snow began in Reading at about 0700 GMT and was 7 cm deep at Whiteknights at 0900 GMT.

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