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Another scorching day in the Anglia region sees 31°C

Gliding at Upwood, Cambridgeshire on the hottest day of the year. Credit: Chris Mitchell

The temperature reached more than 31°C (88°F) in the Anglia region during Sunday afternoon beating Saturday and making it the hottest day of the year so far.

The heatwave is expected to continue into Monday when it could get even hotter.

The hottest place in the Anglia region on Sunday was Cavendish in Suffolk where the thermometer tipped 31.4°C (88.5°F). The UK's hottest location was the Hampton area of south west London at 32.1°C (89.8°F).

The average maximum temperature for a day in mid June in East Anglia is 20°C

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Sunday 18 June 2017

  • 31.4°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 31.1°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 30.7°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 30.1°C in Cambridge
  • 29.9°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 29.8°C in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 29.8°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 29.8°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 29.7°C in Northampton
  • 29.7°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 29.7°C in Bedford
  • 29.5°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 28.5°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 27.7°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 25.5°C in Cromer, Norfolk

Corrie's mum meets her new baby granddaughter

Credit: Nicola Urquhart

Corrie McKeague's mum Nicola Urquhart has met her new granddaughter after the girlfriend of the missing RAF serviceman gave birth to his baby.

Corrie's girlfriend April-Louise Oliver broke the news on Fathers Day by posting a picture of her smiling at the camera, cradling her daughter in her arms.

In a statement on Facebook Nicola said

We have finally welcomed this beautiful little lady into the world. She is absolutely perfect. I am so very proud of April for getting her here safely. Both mummy and baby are doing well. Thank you so much for all your love and support x x x

– Nicola Urquhart

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Temperatures pushing 29°C in the Anglia region

The Anglia region has had its hottest day of the year so far. Credit: Jo Clarke

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

Thousands cool off at this year's Great East Swim

The swimmers warming up ahead of the event Credit: ITV News Anglia

Around 2,000 swimmers will be cooling down from the heat today by taking part in the Great East Swim.

It's the county's biggest open water swimming event with people from the ages of 8 upwards taking part in the event at Alton Water.

What better way to cool down on a hot day?! Credit: ITV News Anglia

They'll be taking on a range of distances from 250m to the challenging 10k marathon swim.

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