April 2018 United Kingdom heat wave

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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[1]

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. [2] 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[1]. 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[3]. Temperatures remained high on Friday 20th, with St James Park, London recording a temperature of 26.5 °C (79.7 °F).[4] 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. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "UK's hottest April day in 70 years as temperatures soar to 29.1C". Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. "Met Office on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. Office, Met. "UK climate". www.metoffice.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. Valor, G. Ballester. "Synop report summary". www.ogimet.com. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. "London Marathon hottest on record". 22 April 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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