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Sizzling start to Bank Holiday with Norfolk seaside hottest in England

Cromer and the north Norfolk coast has been the hottest place in England on Saturday. Credit: Graham Custance

It has been a sizzling start to the Bank Holiday weekend with temperatures soaring to 27°C (81°F) on the north Norfolk coast making it the hottest place in England.

Despite a brief period of thundery rain crossing the Anglia region on Saturday morning, the temperature reached 27°C at Weybourne in Norfolk at 1pm. It was 26.7°C at nearby Cromer.

It is the hottest day of the year in the Anglia region and the warmest since it reached 30°C on 15 September 2016.

An average day in late May would normally see temperatures peaking at 17-18°C.

The weather will cool off slightly over the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for the risk of more thundery downpours on Sunday night.

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It's looking good for a hot holiday weekend

Watch the video by Claire McGlasson above

Now it looks like it will be a Bank Holiday that might actually be sunny - who'd have thought it? But if all goes to plan that could be what we're in for - at least the beginning of it! With temperatures reaching 24 degrees in some parts of the region, and glorious sunshine across almost all of it, it's been a day to savour the outdoors.

Anglia Weather: UV Levels will be high on Friday

Credit: Picture sent in by Jo Clarke

Anglia Weather: UV Levels will be high tomorrow and will reach 7. The highest the UK normally experiences is 8.

The UV index forecast identifies the strength of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at a particular place on a particular day, allowing you to take the necessary precautions to help reduce the impact of UV on your health.

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Armed police board the region's trains amid terror fears

Armed officers will become a more familiar sight on the region's trains. Credit: British Transport Police.

Armed police are to patrol the region's trains for the first time, following the increase in the UK's terror threat level.

British Transport Police said officers would be deployed from this afternoon (Thursday) to ensure the public was kept safe on the rail network.

A spokesman said travellers should feel comforted by their presence and urged passengers to speak to them if they had any worries.

The move follows the government's decision to increase the terror threat level to critical following Monday's suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester.

"Since the devastating events in Manchester on Monday evening, our force has radically increased the presence of our officers nationwide.

“By having firearms officers on board trains we’re ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers. Our patrols will be highly visible and passengers should feel comforted by their presence. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all.

“It is important to note that we do not have any specific intelligence in relation to train services but are taking this action to ensure we can protect and reassure the public.”

– Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police.
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