Peterborough basks in hottest ever Easter Monday weather

Peterborough basked in the hottest ever Easter Monday weather the city has experienced.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 2:13 pm
** WEATHER PICTURE ** Fergus Harrington (36 from Stamford, Lincs) trys new Wakepark. Wakepark, Peterborough Monday 22 April 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

Temperatures hit 24 Celsius in Peterborough according to Trev Robbins-Pratt, founder of Peterborough Weather Watch, while the Met Office said temperatures reached 24.1 Celsius in Wittering. Before yesterday the highest ever Easter Monday temperature recorded in England was 24 Celsius in Solent. That, however, was topped yesterday in Chertsey in Surrey where it reached 25 Celsius. Last year Easter Monday was held on April 2, with temperatures in Peterborough only reaching 10.9 Celsius, according to Trev. Wakeboarders used the good weather to try out the new wake park at Hampton Water on Monday, while the Easter sun allowed people to make the most of Nene Park over the weekend.

People enjoying the hot weather at Nene Park on Saturday. Picture by Terry Harris
People enjoying the hot weather at Nene Park on Saturday. Photo: Terry Harris

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People enjoying the hot weather at Nene Park on Saturday. Photo: Terry Harris
People enjoying the hot weather at Nene Park on Saturday. Photo: Terry Harris
Sisters Katie (11) and Elsey (8) paddleboarding at Nene Park. Photo: Terry Harris
Sisters Katie (11) and Elsey (8) paddleboarding at Nene Park. Photo: Terry Harris
The hot weather being enjoyed at Nene Park. Photo: Terry Harris
Ed Ockleford (36, Stamford, Lincs) doing tricks at the new wakepark on Monday. Photo: Terry Harris
Ed Ockleford (36, Stamford, Lincs) doing tricks at the new wakepark. Photo: Terry Harris
Fergus Harrington (36 from Stamford, Lincs) at the new wakepark. Photo: Terry Harris
Fergus Harrington (36, from Stamford) trys the new wakepark on Monday. Photo: Terry Harris
Fergus Harrington (36, from Stamford) trys the new wakepark on Monday. Photo: Terry Harris
Ed Ockleford (36, from Stamford) trys the new wakepark on Monday. Photo: Terry Harris
Ed Ockleford (36, from Stamford) trys the new wakepark on Monday. Photo: Terry Harris