It’s Basically Three Weeks Until Summer And I’m Not Even Lying

Clocks Change Summer London

When does British Summer Time begin? Sooner than you think!

By March, winter has become fully unbearable, like that one weird person left at the after-party nobody knows, who keeps telling extremely dull stories about their secondary school. [Photo:Serge Kueccyh]

Unless you’ve managed to wangle yourself a bit of winter sun (screw you, by the way) you’re probably so pale you’re translucent, and have become chemically bonded with the formless jumper you’ve been wearing every day since New Year’s.

BUT! The tide has started to turn. The days are already subtly lengthening at the rate of almost two minutes every single day, and that means it’s soon going to be PROPERLY LIGHT, and maybe even QUITE WARM. To WIT:

March 13 (TODAY!)

With sunset slated for 6:01pm today, it will, for the first time this year, finally still be light at 6pm! Hey, that’s not bad.

London Summer Photo
Photo: Chris JL

March 31 (18 days from today)

In a mere two and a half weeks, the clocks go forward, British Summer Time begins, and it’s now light until 7:31pm. Madness!

Clocks Go Forward London 2018
Photo: Mac’s Photo Site

April 14 (32 days from today)

The first day the mercury nudged 20°C in 2018. To be fair, we’ve already reached those dizzying height this year, during an unusual February warm spell – but by April 14th, 20°C should hopefully be here to stay.

London Summer Sunset Times

April 17 (35 days from today)

By this date, a mere five weeks away, it will be light until 8pm in the evenings. Whee! And then, my friends, we’re really off to the races.

London Summer Weather Information
Photo: Clive Flint

April 18 (36 days from today)

Another milestone arrives the next day – April 18th is the first day it broke 25°C in 2018. Giddy with this summer excitement, temperatures promptly reached a scorching 29°C the day after.

So whilst it may be currently blowing a gale, summer really is closer than you think. Hang on in there, London, we’re nearly there!


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