Thursday, 3 May 2007

Herstmonceux heatwave (in April!)

Last month was officially the warmest April since records began in 1659, with temperatures peaking at more than 26C (79F).

The average UK temperature for the month, which takes into account both day and night readings, was 11.2C (52.16F). This broke the previous highest average of 10.6C (51.08F) set in 1865.

The highest individual temperature recorded under standard conditions was 26.5C (79.7F) at Herstmonceux in East Sussex on April 15, according to statistics collated by climatologist Philip Eden.

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