According to a weather forecast, in March 2004, the highest temperature recorded in the world (as an average) was in Rangoon, Southeast Asia, with 35C and the lowest was in Helsinki, Finland, with 6C. London, pretty famous for its bad weather, was 10C.
However, in the second weekend of March the temperature in London was surprisingly higher than Ibiza (respectively 18 and 16 degrees Celsius)! We don’t know yet if this is because of the global warming, Beyoncé’s show a few days earlier or if it is just usual at this time of the year. Either way, you can be sure that both Londoners and visitors enjoyed those sunny days!
Outdoor leisure activities have won back their appeal which was lost at some point in the last cold and wet winter! All the 6 National Parks (Bushy Park, Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, Richmond Park, St. James’s Park) were full of people enjoying the sun and the heat, perhaps doing some English homework laying down on the grass, probably to the detriment of Museums (even if their entrance fees are free as usual).
People, don’t put away your waterproof jackets and your umbrellas yet, as we may have some rainy days in the next few weeks! But, in the meantime, start preparing your wardrobe for summer! There is a good chance it will be hot hot hot…
Jeremy, EC Covent Garden, Intern.