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The temperature in the Anglia region has pushed towards 29°C (84°F) on the hottest day of the year so far. But it is set to get hotter on Sunday.
By 4pm, the temperature at Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border had reached 28.8°C (83.8°F). It was 28.0°C at Writtle in Essex.
The hottest place in the UK so far on Saturday was Gravesend in Kent and Kew Gardens in London when the thermometer reached 29.3°C (84.7°F)
Temperatures at 4pm in the Anglia region on Saturday 17 June 2017
- 28.8°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
- 28.0°C in Writtle, Essex
- 27.8°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
- 27.4°C in Marham, Norfolk
- 27.4°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
- 27.3°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
- 27.3°C in Northampton
- 27.1°C in Cambridge
- 27.0°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
A Yellow Warning for rainfall has been issued by the Met Office. Heavy and thundery showers will cross the region leading to the risk of surface water spray on the roads.
The Met Office have released a yellow weather warning as warm, humid air from France brings with it the risk of torrential downpours.
The rain is expected to hit on Friday afternoon or evening with some areas experiencing localised flooding, and difficult driving conditions.
There is also the possibility of lightning and hail.
Anglia Pollen: The pollen count across Anglia and will temporarily drop to moderate tomorrow.
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Scattered showers at first this evening will gradually decay. A dry night to follow with clear spells developing.
A breezy day with a lot of cloud around at times. There is the chance of just a few light showers, mainly across the north of Anglia