This breathtaking video of the largest field of tulips in the UK was captured by Mark Everitt early Thursday morning using a helicam. Such an impressive spectacle is more typical of Holland than Norfolk but this field of 9 million bulbs is found just outside King's Lynn.
This field is not alone. In total, there are 126 acres of tulips with more than 37 million bulbs and 37 different varieties.
According to weather lore, tulips open their blossoms when the temperature rises; they close again when the temperature falls.
This year, because of the warm spring weather, the tulips are a few weeks early. In fact, they have now reached their perfect state of blossom and all their heads will be cut off during the next few days. People can then buy these bulbs and grow their own fields of tulips.
The latest view from space shows the extent of this morning's blue skies across the Anglia region. Coastal fringes have been affected by patchy cloud but many other places have enjoyed a stunning start to the day.
The fine weather is expected to continue this afternoon and it will feel even warmer than yesterday with highs of 16 to 18 Celsius.
Mothering Sunday was the warmest day of the year so far in the UK with the East of England topping the temperature chart of the UK.
The thermometer reached 20.9°C at Santon Downham, Suffolk during Sunday afternoon, matching the maximum at St James's Park in London.
Santon Downham, which is on the edge of Thetford Forest on the Suffolk-Norfolk border, was warmer than much of the Mediterranean including places like Ibiza, Naples, Rome Rhodes and even Tenerife.
The normal maximum temperature in the Anglia region in late March is 11-12°C.
The temperature reached 20°C in Cambridge and at Marham in Norfolk and most places saw a maximum of 17-19°C. Along the East coast temperatures were slightly lower with a high of 14.7°C in Cromer, Norfolk.
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Santon Downham in the heart of Thetford Forest on the Suffolk-Norfolk border was the warmest place in the Anglia region for the second day in a row.
The temperature peaked at 18.3°C. The long-term average maximum temperature for March in Santon Downham is 10.8°C.
Other maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 29 March 2014
- 18.2°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
- 18.2°C in Cambridge
- 18.0°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
- 17.9°C in Harpenden
- 17.2°C in Bedford
- 17.1°C in Northampton
- 15.0°C in Norwich
- 12.8°C in Southend
- 10.9°C in Cromer
Temperatures are set to soar higher in the Anglia region on Mothering Sunday. On Saturday thermometers across the East of England peaked at 18°C - some 8°C higher than the average for March.
On Sunday, the maximum is predicted to creep up a little higher to 20 or 21°C. If it gets higher than 20.4°C, it will be the warmest day of the year so far in the Anglia region.
It means plenty of time in the sun as the clocks go forward an hour for the start of British Summer Time (BST) overnight.
In contrast, it was much cooler along the East Anglian coast with a sea breeze blowing off the chilly North Sea. At Cromer in Norfolk, the peak temperature was just 10°C on Saturday afternoon.