December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Summer’s looking set to go out with a scorcher – with the mercury soaring into the high twenties today and tomorrow
Dan Holley, forecaster with Norwich-based Weatherquest, said there would be some variation across the region.
“Santon Downham will be the hotspot, where it will be 26 or 27C,” he said.
“The coast will always be a bit cooler, 21 or 22C because you get the onshore breeze there, but you won’t have to come far inland to get that up to the mid-20s.
“In Norwich, it will be 23 or 24, possibly 25C if they have some lengthy spells of sunshine there.”
Tomorrow looks set to follow suit, although things are predicted to cool off towards the end of the week. Temperatures have been warmer than average all summer, making it one of the sunniest for donkey’s years.
Thousands were out enjoying the beaches all the way from Snettisham to Southwold yesterday, as figures revealed June, July and August saw above average amounts of sunshine.
We soaked up 588 hours of it, around 117pc of the UK average, ranking as the seventh sunniest since records began in 1929.
“While this summer is warmer, drier and sunnier than the long-term average, it hasn’t been exceptional,” the Met Office said.
“It stands out because the last six summers have been wetter than average, with 2012 and 2007 both being in the top five wettest, and 2008 and 2009 also in the top ten wettest in records since 1910.”
July’s prolonged heatwave helped the cause.
Not surprisingly, this summer’s also been the driest since 1995 in East Anglia.