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Thursday's weather with Alice

Cloudy with some patchy rain, some quite heavy at first across Norfolk, before then clearing later in the afternoon.

Photo taken by Natalie Harrison

Wall to wall sunshine

Any patchy cloud will soon burn back. A day of clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine

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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.

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.

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