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 19 September in ...

1976
The end of the driest 12 month period on Reading's records. Between 21 September 1975 and 19 September 1976 only 346 mm of precipitation fell - just under 55% of the 1981-2010 average annual rainfall. A very wet spell then set in - the 346 mm that had taken 12 months to accumulate had already been surpassed by year-end, less than 15 weeks later.
1986
The highest 0900 GMT September pressure reading on record - 1039.5 mb as a large area of high pressure lay over S Britain.

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