April 2018 United Kingdom heat wave
|Dates||18 April – 22 April|
|Areas affected||United Kingdom|
|Highest temperature||29.1 °C (84.4 °F) (19th April) at St James' Park, London|
The April 2018 United Kingdom Heatwave is a period of unusually hot weather during Spring 2018. The heatwave began on Wednesday 18th April 2018 with the temperature reaching 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) at St James' Park, London. A very unusual temperature for so early in the year.  The heat then continued into the 19th, when the highest April temperature for almost 70 years was recorded. 29.1 °C (84.4 °F) was recorded at St James' Park, London. The current highest temperature ever recorded in April was 29.4 °C (84.9 °F), and was recorded back on 16 April 1949 at Camden Square. Temperatures remained high on Friday 20th, with St James Park, London recording a temperature of 26.5 °C (79.7 °F). Also, the heat lasted throughout the weekend of the 21st-22nd. The London Marathon was the warmest on record with the temperature reaching 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) beating the old record from 2007. After this, the weather then cooled off and temperatures returned to normal. 
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