London and Paris have warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome engulfs Europe

While abnormally cold weather continues to grip the Eastern United States, an enormous heat dome, parked over Germany, has covered a large part of the continent in record or near-record warmth. A full-fledged dose of summer weather has overtaken much of Europe. High temperatures in the 70s and 80s (roughly 20 to 30 Celsius) were widespread Thursday and over the week-end.

This is an older story (1 week) but worth mentioning. Sorry I just missed it! The weather was hot until today… But has now turned colder!

London has warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome engulfs Europe.

The British Met Office tweeted that St. James’s Park in London soared to 84.4 degrees (29.1 Celsius), its warmest temperature in April since 1949, when it hit 84.9 (29.4 Celsius).

Paris also experienced historically warm April conditions. Its temperature surpassed 82 degrees before April 20 for the first time since 1949, MeteoFrance reported.

Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist with MeteoFrance, tweeted that Paris’s preliminary high of 83.7 degrees (28.7 Celsius) ranked as the fifth-highest April temperature there in 146 years of measurements.

Several locations in France set all-time April highs, MeteoFrance tweeted.

Europe’s warmest conditions relative to normal focused in southeast England, northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany, where many locations witnessed temperatures 20 to 30 (11 to 16 Celsius) degrees above normal.

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New weather anomaly beats heat record after heat records in London, Paris, and all across Europe this end of April 2018.

The summery conditions have persisted through the weekend, but the sprawling heat dome gradually diminished and shifted east and southeast. On April 22, 2018, it was the hottest London Marathon on record with over 74 degrees (23 Celsius) measured (the previous high was 72 degrees, or 22.2 Celsius, in 2007).

Video showing the contrast in weather experienced in the USA at about the same time. Crazy!

The sudden spring heat wave marks an incredible contrast from conditions just six weeks ago, when London and much of Europe were in the deep freeze thanks to Siberian winds dubbed the “Beast from the East,” as pictured below:

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Beast from the East

One weather anomaly after the other… That’s really creepy! And the heat has reached new records this week

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