Weather data

The University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory

Weather news in Reading

Daily weather observations at the University of Reading date back to 1901. Here are a selection of weather news stories for Reading since they began - with one or two earlier, newsworthy, items. They will be updated each day. Please let us 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 19 August in ...

1932
One of the warmest August days - the minimum air temperature was 16.9 C but the temperature then climbed during the day to 33.8 C.
1954
One of the coldest August days on record with the maximum temperature being just 13.6 C. It was described as a 'dull, threatening day' with some heavy rainfall in the evening.
1977
The coldest August day on record - the temperature could only reach 13.5 C. It was a dull day with some heavy rain in the afternoon and evening - and lighter rain at other times.

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