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Stark difference in noon temperatures across the Anglia region

Temperatures at noon on Saturday in the Anglia region overlaid on the satellite picture showing where the cloud is still lingering. Credit: Met Office

The cloud is making for a sharp temperature contrast across the Anglia region. By noon it had reached 24°C / 75°F in Northampton while under the cloud near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk it was only 15°C / 59°F.

Most places are expected to brighten but the rising temperatures may trigger sharp, heavy showers with the risk of thunder and the Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place.

Weather warning: Rising temperatures may trigger thundery downpours

Area of the Anglia region covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning Credit: Met Office

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for heavy rain for Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.

The warning is valid from 4pm until 10pm on Saturday 12 July 2014

The Met Office warning says: "Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop over some eastern parts of England later this afternoon and through the evening.

"The public should be aware that localised downpours could lead to temporary surface water flooding."

The Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment is: "Temperatures into the mid-20sC seem likely to trigger scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms from mid-afternoon and through the evening.

"There is the risk of 20-30 mm of rain falling within an hour in a few places, although as is often the case with showers, many places will miss the heaviest rain and some areas will escape with a dry day."

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Yellow warning for the risk of heavy rain in the Anglia region later today

The area covered by the Met Office yellow warning for rain. Credit: Met Office.

A Met Office yellow warning remains in force throughout the Anglia region for the risk of heavy, thundery rain this evening and overnight. The warning is valid from 18:00 this evening until 09:00 Friday morning.

According to the Met Office Chief Meteorologist: "Outbreaks of rain will become heavy at times through Thursday evening and night across parts of eastern England. Although not all areas will see heavy rainfall, where it does occur some local surface water flooding is possible."

Yellow Weather Warning for heavy rain in the Anglia region

Area covered by a Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region on Thursday.

It is valid from 6am on Thursday 10 July until 9am on Friday 11 July.

The Met Office says: "Outbreaks of rain will become heavy at times through Thursday and Thursday night. Although not all areas will see heavy rainfall, where it does occur some local surface water flooding is possible."

The Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment is: "An area of moist and unstable air will extend into eastern parts of the United Kingdom during Thursday. This will bring the risk of some locally heavy rainfall over a short period of time.

"There remains some uncertainty in how far west the area of cloud and rain will extend and the public are advised to keep up to date with the forecast and warnings."

East Anglia's hotspots: How warm was it near you on Friday?

It was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK on Friday 4 July 2014 with temperatures in East Anglia getting close to 29°C (84°F).

The hottest day in 2013 was 1 August when a temperature of 34.1°C (93.4°F) was recorded at Heathrow airport.

These are the maximum temperatures around the Anglia region on Friday:

  • 28.7°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 28.7°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 28.4°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 28.1°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.8°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 27.7°C in Norwich
  • 27.4°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 27.3°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.3°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 26.7°C in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 26.6°C in Cambridge
  • 25.4°C in Sawtry, Cambs
  • 25.2°C in Woburn, Beds
  • 25.1°C in Harpenden, Herts
  • 24.7°C in Bedford
  • 24.6°C in Northampton
  • 24.5°C in Wittering, Cambs

Read more: The Anglia Weather forecast for this weekend

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Hottest day again as Friday tops Thursday

Temperatures around the Anglia region at 3pm on Friday 4 July 2014 Credit: Met Office

Friday has become the hottest day of the year with East Anglia leading the way with the soaring temperatures.

Friday has beaten Thursday's high of 27.7°C (81.9°F) at Writtle near Chelmsford in Essex.

The same location had reached 28.7°C (83.7°F) by 3pm on Friday with the possibility that somewhere in East Anglia would be even hotter by the time all readings had been taken later in the day.

Even at 6pm, the Norfolk resort of Cromer was still basking in a balmy 27°C (81°F).

Hottest day of the year: How hot was it near you?

Thursday was the hottest day of the year in the UK with the temperature reaching 27.7°C at Writtle near Chelmsford in Essex.

The Met Office says Friday could be hotter.

These are Thursday's maximum temperatures near you in the Anglia region:

  • 27.7°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 26.7°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 26.6°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 26.6°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 26.2°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 26.1°C in Norwich
  • 26.1°C in Cambridge
  • 25.9°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 25.9°C in Woburn, Beds
  • 25.6°C at Monks Wook near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 25.1°C in Bedford
  • 25.0°C in Northampton
  • 25.0°C in Harpenden, Herts
  • 24.1°C in Stowe, Bucks

The hottest day in 2013 was 1 August when a temperature of 34.1°C (93.4°F) was recorded at Heathrow airport.

The highest temperature in East Anglia during 2013 was 33.4°C (92.1°F) in Writtle on 1 August.

Thursday confirmed as hottest day but Friday likely to be hotter

The hottest day of the year so far overlooking Felixstowe docks in Suffolk. Credit: Michael Kemp

Thursday has been confirms as the hottest day of the year so far in 2014 and East Anglia was the hottest place in Britain.

The temperature reached 27.7°C (81.9°F) at Writtle near Chelmsford in Essex. That beat the previous highest of the year of 27.0°C.

Temperature are forecast to soar higher on Friday with a 50% chance the thermometer could hit 29°C (84°F).

Last year, July was the third hottest on record in the UK with only July 2006 and 1983 hotter.

The hottest day last year was 1 August when a temperature of 34.1°F (93.4°f) was recorded at Heathrow airport.

The highest temperature in East Anglia during 2013 was 33.4°C (92.1°F) in Writtle on 1 August.

Temperatures around the Anglia region at 4pm on Thursday 3 July 2014 Credit: Met Office
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