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Hottest day again as Friday tops Thursday

Temperatures around the Anglia region at 3pm on Friday 4 July 2014 Credit: Met Office

Friday has become the hottest day of the year with East Anglia leading the way with the soaring temperatures.

Friday has beaten Thursday's high of 27.7°C (81.9°F) at Writtle near Chelmsford in Essex.

The same location had reached 28.7°C (83.7°F) by 3pm on Friday with the possibility that somewhere in East Anglia would be even hotter by the time all readings had been taken later in the day.

Even at 6pm, the Norfolk resort of Cromer was still basking in a balmy 27°C (81°F).

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