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Norfolk coast is UK's hotspot on warmest day of the year so far

Sunbathing in the park on the hottest day of the year. Credit: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire/PA Images

Temperatures pushed close to 29°C (84°F) on the north Norfolk coast as Sunday became the hottest day of the year so far in the UK.

The hottest place in the UK on Sunday 2 June was Weybourne in Norfolk with a maximum temperature of 28.8°C (83.8°F). The nearby seaside resort of Cromer achieved 28.3°C.

It beat the record for the year so far set at Heathrow on Saturday, when temperatures rose to 27.6°C.

It was the hottest day in East Anglia since 6 August 2018 when the thermometer rose above 32°C in Cavendish, Suffolk.

The Nacton shore of the River Orwell in Suffolk on Sunday 2 June 2019. Credit: Paul Coates

The average maximum temperature for early June in East Anglia is 19°C.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday the temperature fell no lower than 16.8°C at Woburn in Bedfordshire.

Meteorologists regard June, July and August as summer months with 1 June marking the start of summer.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Sunday 2 June 2019

  • 28.8°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 28.3°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 28.1°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.5°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.5°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 27.3°C in Tibenham, Norfolk
  • 27.1°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 26.7°C at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 26.5°C at Brooms Barn near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 26.5°C in Cambridge
  • 25.9°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 25.7°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 25.3°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 25.1°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
Sunday was the hottest day on 2019 so far and the warmest day since August last year. Credit: Joanne Joyce

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: "There are much fresher conditions moving in from the west now and things will be cooler for tomorrow.

"We will see a mixture of sunshine and showers with most of the showers towards the north and west - it will be mostly dry throughout the south-east.

"The top temperatures tomorrow will be around 21C."

Cat owners were advised to apply a little sun cream to the ears of lighter-coloured or finer furred moggies to protect them from the UV.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) also reminded dog owners to make sure their pets had plenty of water and fresh air.

Dogs, particularly flat-faced breeds such as pugs and bulldogs, are vulnerable to heatstroke.

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