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Anglia region retains March record temperature

Mepal in Cambridgeshire still holds the record for the UK's highest March temperature set in 1968. Photo: ITV Anglia

The Anglia region still holds the record for Britain's highest ever March temperature despite the warm weather this week. Mepal near Ely in Cambridgeshire recorded a high of 25.6C on 29 March 1968 and that record still stands.

Mepal, Cambridgeshire recorded 25.6C on 29 March 1968 which remains the UK's highest March temperature. Credit: ITV Anglia

Temperatures around the Anglia region ranged from 16C on the coast to 22C inland. The average maximum temperature for late March is around 11C.

Highest temperatures on Wednesday:

  • 22C at Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • 21C at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 20C at Bedford, Holbeach, Wattisham and Marham
  • 19C at Andrewsfield, Essex
  • 16C at Weybourne, Norfolk and Shoeburyness, Essex