Wisteria in full bloom

Sunny spells and light winds

Easter weekend - a tale of two halves. Bright and fine today and tomorrow. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Easter Sunday and Monday

Anglia Easter weekend weather update

It will be a sunny start to the bank holiday weekend with fine weather expected throughout Friday and Saturday before it turns wet on Sunday

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A video of the UK's largest tulip field, near King's Lynn

This breathtaking video of the largest field of tulips in the UK was captured by Mark Everitt early Thursday morning using a helicam. Such an impressive spectacle is more typical of Holland than Norfolk but this field of 9 million bulbs is found just outside King's Lynn.

This field is not alone. In total, there are 126 acres of tulips with more than 37 million bulbs and 37 different varieties.

According to weather lore, tulips open their blossoms when the temperature rises; they close again when the temperature falls.

This year, because of the warm spring weather, the tulips are a few weeks early. In fact, they have now reached their perfect state of blossom and all their heads will be cut off during the next few days. People can then buy these bulbs and grow their own fields of tulips.

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More sunshine to come for the Anglia region

The visible satellite image at 9 this morning. Credit: Met Office.

The latest view from space shows the extent of this morning's blue skies across the Anglia region. Coastal fringes have been affected by patchy cloud but many other places have enjoyed a stunning start to the day.

The fine weather is expected to continue this afternoon and it will feel even warmer than yesterday with highs of 16 to 18 Celsius.

Picture: Iconic Norwich Cathedral barely visible through smog

Norwich Cathedral was smothered by smog today.
Norwich Cathedral was smothered by smog today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Record levels of pollution have continued to affect the region.

This morning the Met Office issued an air quality warning, and today the East has suffered some of the worst conditions in the country.

A combination of factors, including dust from the Sahara desert and emissions blown in from Europe is being blamed.

Read more: Advice for asthma sufferers

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Smog-covered Norwich's pollution level hits 'high'

Norwich was among the cities covered in smog this morning as health experts warn those with heart and lung conditions, including asthma, to avoid strenuous activity outdoors.

The scene in Norwich this morning as pollution levels remain high.
The scene in Norwich this morning as pollution levels remain high. Credit: ITV News

People suffering symptoms of pollution - including sore eyes, coughs and sore throats - should also cut down the amount they do outside, experts said.

High pollution levels: Are you at risk?

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