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Trains cancelled ahead of tomorrow’s hot weather to ‘help protect the infrastructure’

PUBLISHED: 17:58 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:58 17 July 2014

Enjoying the fine weather in Cromer last month, and there's more on the way

Enjoying the fine weather in Cromer last month, and there's more on the way

Archant Norfolk 2014

As the county gears up for the hottest day of the year tomorrow, Network Rail has altered a number of services to ‘help protect the infrastructure.’

In an online statement, Abellio Greater Anglia said: “Because of the predicted high temperatures that are forecast on Friday 18 July, Network Rail will be introducing speed restrictions on parts of the network between 13.00 and 20.30 to help protect the infrastructure in this hot weather.”

Services through Ipswich, Colchester and London have all been affected.

Today, temperatures peaked at 29.1C in London, while much of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also saw temperatures in the mid-to-late 20s.

The message from meteorologists though, is that tomorrow is set to be even hotter.

Forecaster Jim Bacon from UEA-based Weatherquest said: “It could very well be the hottest day of the year for some places.

“East Anglia is going to have a south-easterly breeze so that means the coastal parts of the region will have lower temperatures and inland areas and the west of the region will be hotter.

“On the coast, the breeze off the sea will take the edge of the temperatures, which will be around 28 or so and there will be plenty of sunshine.”

Looking ahead to Saturday, forecasters predict a bright and humid day, with a risk of some thundery showers later in the day.

Stuck indoors all day? Don’t miss your guide to making the most of the warm summer evenings in Friday’s EDP.

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