Weather news in Reading

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 5 February in ...

1895
The beginning of a spell of eight very cold days with the temperature remaining mostly below 0 C. At Reading ice 9 inches [22 cm] thick formed on the waterworks filters and the water supply failed. Hundreds of pipes burst
2004
Equal warmest February night on record - the minimum temperature fell no lower than 11.5 C in mild SW'ly winds.

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