Past extremes and averages

Today is 22-October
The following are statistics for the five-day period 18-October to 22-October
Lowest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)Lower 5th percentileAverage 1991-2020Upper 95th percentileHighest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)
MSL pressure (mb) 982.6on 1911-10-22995.91013.91031.81040.1on 1983-10-22
Daily maximum temperature (C) 6.5on 1926-10-219.614.218.123.8on 1921-10-18
Daily minimum temperature (C) -4.6on 1926-10-190.86.912.715.3on 2014-10-18
Daily mean temperature (C) 2.1on 1926-10-195.810.615.517.3on 2014-10-18
Daily rainfall (mm) 0.00.02.210.633.0on 1982-10-21
Daily sunshine (h) 0.00.03.69.19.6on 1993-10-18


The following are statistics for the period 21-October to 31-October
Lowest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)Lower 5th percentileAverage 1991-2020Upper 95th percentileHighest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)
MSL pressure (mb) 971.8on 1959-10-27992.91013.41031.51040.1on 1983-10-22
Daily maximum temperature (C) 4.4on 1934-10-319.514.018.121.7on 2014-10-31
Daily minimum temperature (C) -4.7on 1931-10-28-0.37.112.815.3on 1998-10-23
Daily mean temperature (C) 1.1on 1934-10-315.110.614.917.4on 2014-10-31
Daily rainfall (mm) 0.00.02.311.649.3on 2000-10-29
Daily sunshine (h) 0.00.03.18.29.5on 1972-10-21

The following are statistics for daily observations in the month of October
Lowest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)Lower 5th percentileAverage 1991-2020Upper 95th percentileHighest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)
MSL pressure (mb) 971.8on 1959-10-27995.91014.41030.21040.1on 1983-10-22
Daily maximum temperature (C) 4.4on 1934-10-3110.415.119.428.2on 1921-10-05
Daily minimum temperature (C) -4.7on 1931-10-281.17.913.416.6on 2005-10-12
Daily mean temperature (C) 1.1on 1934-10-316.111.516.021.1on 1921-10-04
Daily rainfall (mm) 0.00.0month total: 73.712.849.3on 2000-10-29
Daily sunshine (h) 0.00.0month total: 107.88.910.3on 1973-10-01

The coldest years this month since 1908:7.4 C, 1919; 7.7 C, 1974; 8.3 C, 1992
The warmest years this month since 1908:14.1 C, 2006; 13.9 C, 2005; 13.6 C, 2001
The driest years this month since 1908:3.8 mm, 1969; 4.1 mm, 1978; 10.5 mm, 1947
The wettest years this month since 1908:174.3 mm, 1960; 165.0 mm, 1949; 164.8 mm, 2020
The dullest years this month since 1956:58.2 h, 1976; 65.2 h, 1982; 72.4 h, 1966
The sunniest years this month since 1956:162.0 h, 1999; 154.1 h, 1997; 149.4 h, 1971
Statistics relating to the current month/year can be found here.


The following are statistics for daily observations in the season of Autumn
Lowest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)Lower 5th percentileAverage 1991-2020Upper 95th percentileHighest since 1908 (1956 for sunshine)
MSL pressure (mb) 971.8on 1959-10-27995.31014.91031.21043.9on 1922-11-16
Daily maximum temperature (C) -1.9on 1923-11-257.815.122.431.7on 1911-09-07
Daily minimum temperature (C) -8.3on 1983-11-23-0.17.614.020.3on 1949-09-05
Daily mean temperature (C) -4.3on 1923-11-264.511.417.624.2on 1949-09-05
Daily rainfall (mm) 0.00.0season total: 195.611.476.3on 1992-09-22
Daily sunshine (h) 0.00.0season total: 310.49.412.6on 1982-09-02

The coldest years this season since 1908:8.3 C, 1919; 8.7 C, 1952; 8.9 C, 1922
The warmest years this season since 1908:13.6 C, 2006; 12.9 C, 2011; 12.7 C, 2014
The driest years this season since 1908:47.3 mm, 1978; 62.3 mm, 1947; 74.0 mm, 1964
The wettest years this season since 1908:353.4 mm, 2000; 352.2 mm, 1974; 349.3 mm, 1960
The dullest years this season since 1956:245.2 h, 1976; 245.8 h, 1968; 247.4 h, 1984
The sunniest years this season since 1956:435.7 h, 1971; 416.0 h, 1959; 400.3 h, 2003
Statistics relating to the current month/season can be found here.

Note that highest and lowest value dates shown are the earliest dates that such an extreme was recorded. The value noted may have occurred on several dates, especially the sunshine extremes.
A description of the climate and weather of Reading this month can be seen here, while the weather on this date last year can be seen here.
Recent climatological observations made at 0900 GMT can be seen here with continuous automatic weather station information here.