The Anglia region has been the hottest part of the UK on Sunday as the heatwave conditions flared up again over the weekend.

Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border was the hottest place in the UK on Sunday with a temperature of nearly 31°C (88°F).

It was the equal hottest day of the year so far in the region. Even the East coast, which has so often seen cooler temperatures during the current hot spell caused by onshore breezes, was basking in 28°C heat.

Most places in the Anglia region have seen little of no rain so far in July after the driest June in East Anglia since 1962.

Less than 10% of the normal rainfall has fallen in the past six weeks.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Sunday 15 July 2018

  • 30.8°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk

  • 30.1°C in Writtle, Essex

  • 29.9°C in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

  • 29.9°C in Cambridge

  • 29.9°C in Marham, Norfolk

  • 29.4°C in Cavendish, Suffolk

  • 29.2°C in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

  • 29.0°C in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex

  • 29.0°C in Tibenham, Norfolk

  • 28.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire

Sunset at Ramsey St Mary's in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 14 July 2018. Credit: Chris Mitchell
  • 28.7°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

  • 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire

  • 28.5°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire

  • 28.4°C in Wattisham, Suffolk

  • 28.3°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire

  • 28.2°C in Houghton, Norfolk

  • 28.0°C in Weybourne, Norfolk

  • 27.7°C in Charsfield, Suffolk

  • 27.4°C in Northampton

  • 27.3°C in Cromer, Norfolk

  • 25.1°C in Shoeburyness, Essex

Sunset at Brampton near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire on Friday 13 July 2018. Credit: Andrew Jarman