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 October in ...

1875
After heavy rainfall, one Reading rainfall observer noted that today (and the 24th) resulted in the greatest flood since 1852.
1921
The first sleet of the autumn/winter fell today, one of seven years during 1908-2015 when wintry weather occurred before the first air frost of autumn. The first air frost this year arrived on 25 October.
1925
One of the lowest 0900 GMT October pressure readings on record - 975.1 mb - as a large area of low pressure led to a windy day in SE England with heavy showers.
1937
One of the lowest 0900 GMT October pressure readings on record - 977.5 mb as an area of low pressure moved eastwards across England during the day.
1958
The equal highest 0900 GMT October pressure readings on record - 1040.1 mb. The day was dull but mild as high pressure led to a settled day's weather in Reading.
1962
The first of four sunless days.

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