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 22 April in ...

1969
One of the lowest 0900 GMT April pressure readings on record - 983.0 mb.A large area of high pressure covered the British Isles but over Reading, and at other places close to the centre, the pressure gradient was slack and so the winds were fairly light.

Some historical data/observations for anniversary dates can be found here