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Anglia Weather: How hot will it get?

Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.

Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.

There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.

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Remembering a summer of Steele against Australia in the Ashes

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Players like Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey have contributed to exciting performances, which should offer encouragement ahead of the Ashes contests with Australia.

The world champions have been unstoppable lately, thanks largely to their fearsome fast-bowling attack. So can England's current stars keep them at bay, just as Northants legend David Steele famously did back in 1975?

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Today's the hottest day of the year... but next week will be even hotter

Temperatures at 3pm in the East of England. Credit: Met Office.

It's been the hottest day of the year so far in the UK and in the Anglia region.

A break in the clouds allowed temperatures to climb to 27.7ºC at Writtle in Essex this afternoon.

This beat the previous maximum temperature this year of 26.0ºC at Shoeburyness in Essex.

Gravesend in Kent saw the UK's hottest temperature as the mercury climbed to 27.8ºC, narrowly beating Writtle for the top spot.

Sunshine over Yaxley this morning, on the hottest day of the year so far Credit: Dave Bradley

Today's record is unlikely to last longer than a few days.

Although it will feel fresher at the weekend, the weather turns even hotter next week. It is now thought likely that temperatures will exceed 30ºC across large parts of the Anglia region, away from the coast.

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Melanie Hook from Kettering contracted the disease at the age of 31. It left her so paralysed she can only communicate by blinking.

She and her family are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness that the illness can strike adults just as hard as children.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

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