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 17 January in ...

1918
Half a foot (i.e. 15 cm) of snow reportedly fell in five hours in Reading and the surrounding area, causing chaos on the tramlines.
1963
The first of eight consecutive ice days - the temperature remained below 0 C throughout this time. The 1962-63 winter was the coldest winter of the century across the British Isles.
2011
One of the wettest January days with 22.6 mm falling. Precipitation fell for almost 14 hours - following a fall of 11.9 mm in 8 hours the previous day.

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