One report at the time (from farm records in the eastern Fens), says that the temperature in the shade near London was 96 (degF), which converts to just over 35degC: the same reference notes that this spell is the "hottest day ever known in Eng'd … the Hot Sunday in 1790 was only 83 Deg". (LW/EWP)[ contrast with Scotland in the autumn - below ]. Extremely low atmospheric pressure reading in London. A cold winter over western Europe / implied for parts of Britain. Two wet years, with wet summers - in London. By December, the Thames had risen so much that it flooded the church at Bisham, with a local bridge being washed away on the 26th December. No individual month was exceptionally wet by this series, but the consistency of high rainfall (May & June also had above-average values) led to local flooding later in the year. The amount of rain in April is normal with an average of 54mm (2.1in). The hotel is home to an indoor and outdoor pool, relaxation lounges, both indoor and outdoor cocktail bars, hydro spa and art gallery where visitors can purchase a painting to remember their trip by. . A five month drought, with anomalies on long-term average circa 60-70% over the whole of Britain, but some places notably less. Researched by and published with permission of Martin Rowley. It wasn't a particularly wet winter, but the combination of snow/frozen ground and high-intensity rainfall was more than poor flood defence schemes (if they existed) could cope with. The value quoted (MetO/Hadley series) is 15.1degC, or an anomaly on the 'whole-series' of roughly +4C. The pub offers numerous local ales as well as those that are more common and a number of spirits to go with the spirits that supposedly haunt the building. After a mild start, it turned much colder. 9th wettest in the EWP series (as of 2004). Dover and Deal in Kent and Brighton, East Sussex, became completely cut off. (July had been very thundery in the South, but cold with night frosts in Scotland). With 40 naturally themed habitats, the aquarium is home to creatures both big and small. In particular, the mean air temperature recorded in London from the 26th January to 19th February was around -3degC: From the 9th to the 17th February, the whole of the Thames was reported as more or less blocked by ice-floes, some 6 to 7ft thick (circa 2m). With warmer conditions and only 60mm of rain expected in the month of April, now is a good time to get outdoors and enjoy some family time. In Dorset, work on the Southampton to Dorchester Railway was halted for a time due to the wet conditions underfoot. Notable drought with extended heatwaves. Often wet in London, with 8 years wet (1816, 1817, 1819, 1821, 1824, 1828, 1831 & 1839), with 1821 & 1824 being 'outstandingly' wet.