Hottest April day in almost 70 years sparks marathon warning

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Temperature tops 28C in UK as forecasters predict warmest London marathon on record

Parts of the UK experienced the warmest April day in almost 70 years with temperatures in central London reaching 28C (82F), prompting warnings for competitors in the marathon.

On Thursday, 19 April, the balmy spell peaked in England’s south-east, where it was hotter than Spain and Italy. Temperatures reached 28.3C in St James’s Park, central London, and 27.9C in Northolt, north-west London.

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