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 25 February in ...

1933
The wettest February day on record (29.2 mm) and the second of two consecutive days recording over 25 mm of precipitation; sleet and rain continued to fall for much of the day.
1947
One of the lowest February dew points at 0900 GMT on record (-11 C) following one of the coldest February nights on record (the minimum temperature was -12.2 C). After a bright start it was dull for the rest of the day. February 1947 was the coldest February in the Reading record.
1989
The lowest 0900 GMT pressure reading for any month occurred today - 962.4 mb. By midnight the MSL pressure had fallen below 955 mb over parts of East Anglia. As the winds turned N'ly at Reading in the evening, rain turned to snow.

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