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Muggy Monday makes East Anglia the hottest place in the UK

Muggy Monday makes East Anglia the hottest place in the UK Photo: Carla Sears

Temperatures in the Anglia region reached 26°C (79°F) on Monday making it the warmest part of the British Isles.

The long-term average maximum temperature for East Anglia in September is 19°C so it was 7°C above normal.

The hottest places were Cambridge and Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border.

Temperatures will remain above average for the next few days with tropical air from ex-Hurricane Helene flooding into the south of the country.

A colourful sunset at Graveley in Hertfordshire on Monday 17 September 2018. Credit: Carla Sears

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Monday 17 September 2018

  • 26.0°C in Cambridge
  • 26.0°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 25.9°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 25.9°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 25.8°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 25.6°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 25.5°C in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire
  • 25.3°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 25.1°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 25.0°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
A breezy but very warm afternoon on Monday in Ramsey St Mary's, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Chris Mitchell
  • 24.9°C in Andrewsfield, Essex
  • 24.9°C in Tibenham, Norfolk
  • 24.9°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 24.6°C at Houghton Hall in Norfolk
  • 24.6°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 24.5°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 24.2°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 24.2°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 24.1°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 23.3°C in Charsfield, Suffolk

The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK in September was 35.6°C (96°F) on 2 September 1906 in Bawtry in South Yorkshire.

A maximum temperature of 34.6°C (94.2°F) was recorded at Raunds in Northamptonshire on 8 September 1911.

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