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 23 January in ...

1963
One of the lowest January dew points at 0900 GMT (-13 C) and one of the coldest January days with the maximum temperature just -4.5C. This followed one of the coldest January nights on record (minimum temperature -12.5 C) and it was the first of four consecutive mornings with a minimum temperature below -10 C. The air pressure at 0900 GMT was 1043.6 mb.
2009
One of the lowest 0900 GMT January pressure readings on record - 971.7 mb.

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