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 23 October in ...

1875
After heavy rainfall, one Reading rainfall observer noted that today (and the 24th) resulted in the greatest flood since 1852.
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.

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