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 23 March in ...

1918
One of the largest diurnal temperature ranges for any month occurred today. The temperature rose from -0.4 C to 21.4 C, a range of 21.8 degC. High pressure and little cloud allowed the temperature to fall sharply at night, but the mid-March sunshine allowed the day to warm up.
1958
One of the lowest March dew points on record at 0900 GMT occurred today, -8 C. A SE'ly airflow covered Reading.
1984
Today was one of the wettest March days on record with 23.8 mm falling. It was windy at times with a 36 knot gust in the evening. The rain fell for 13.5 hours.
2013
The maximum temperature today rose no higher than 1.0 C, the first of three consecutive unusually cold days for the time of year.

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