Summer heatwave 2018

The summer of 2018 is shaping up as one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record in the East of England.

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Heatwave boosting tourist industry in East of England

Tourism in the East of England has been given a boost by the long hot dry spell. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The continuing long, hot dry spell is giving a big boost to the tourism industry in the East of England with many people deciding to holiday at home rather than seek the sun abroad.

This seemingly endless heatwave is set get even hotter with temperatures could reach a scorching 35°C (95°F) on Thursday or Friday.

An amber health warning is in place meaning the very young and the elderly should stay out of the sun when it's over 30°C.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Suffolk is hottest place in the country hitting 33°C

Temperatures topped 33°C in Suffolk today making it the hottest place in the country - and they could rise even further later in the week.

Health officials are now warning people to stay out of the midday sun while those cooling down at the beach are being urged to respect the sea after three people were rescued off the Norfolk coast at the weekend.

Click below for Kate Prout's report

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