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.
Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh says he's ready for the biggest fight of his career as he prepares to face Gervonta Davis for a world title.Read the full story ›
Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh will fight emerging American star Gervonta Davis for the IBF super-featherweight world title later this year, promoter Frank Warren has confirmed.
Details of when and where the bout will take place will be revealed at a press conference in London tomorrow, where legendary fighter and Davis' promoter Floyd Mayweather Jnr will be present.
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22-year-old Davis has won all of his 17 professional fights so far and claimed the IBF belt in January when he stopped Puerto Rico's José Pedraza.
Walsh, who lives in Cromer, also boasts an unbeaten record and defeated Russian Andrey Klimov in his last bout.
Winds are continuing to strengthen across the Anglia region as a gust of more than 80mph was recorded on the north Norfolk coast.
The wind speed at Weybourne near Cromer reached 81 mph at 2pm.
There have been wind gusts of 50-70 mph widely across the East of England bringing down trees and power lines.
The winds have also blown over several lorries on the region's roads including one on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire.
A New Year's Day fireworks display on the Norfolk coast which normally attracts upwards of 10,000 people has been postponed for a week due to concerns about the weather.
The annual event in Cromer was due to take place at 5pm today, but has now been put back to next Sunday (January 8) because of expected strong northerly winds.
Organisers decided to take the action because they were worried debris could be blown into the crowds.
The event is said to be the biggest of its kind in the country.
The rail service is suspended on Greater Anglia between Cromer and Sheringham due to a points failure.
Trains are unable to run on any of the lines.
Abellio Greater Anglia says train services running to and from this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 mins or revised. Disruption is expected until 11am.
An £8m project to protect the coastline at Cromer has entered its final stage.
Workmen will this morning begin resurfacing the Victorian seaside town's famous promenade.
It will mean some disruption until at least the end of the month - but the district council says it will help protect the area for years to come.
Firefighters have been tackling a fire in the accommodation block of a cargo ship six miles off the Norfolk coast.Read the full story ›
Two Coastguard helicopters, a lifeboat and two other vessels are currently dealing with a ship fire off the coast of Cromer.
The seven crew of the ship are currently still on board and trying to keep the fire under control. An additional Coastguard rescue helicopter from Humberside is on scene along with the Cromer RNLI Lifeboat.
The UK Coastguard received a mayday message, broadcast at 5.20 this morning to report that the vessel, which is carrying wheat to Rotterdam, had a fire in its accommodation.
"The crew are still on board the vessel and keeping the fire under control. However, we have a rescue helicopter hovering above as well as a lifeboat on scene so that, should the need arise, they can evacuate the ship.
"The Humberside Fire and Rescue fire fighting crew will be on scene soon and will assess the fire at that point.”
A mayday relay message was immediately broadcast and several vessels responded offering their assistance.
Two of these are now on scene with the vessel.
Lifeguards have rescued four teenagers who were swept out to sea and an 11-year-old who broke her leg in Cromer.
A lifeguard found the girl, who was lying in an awkward position on the seaweed covered pathway beneath the pier.
Later in the day, four teenagers were also rescued in the same area.
RNLI lifeguards spotted the teens in difficulty as they were caught in a current drifting towards Cromer pier yesterday afternoon (August 6).
The group were paddled to safety. No one else was hurt.