Update: Olympic Torch Relay is on time as warm weather looks set to boost crowds in Norwich
14:34 04 July 2012
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Fine weather looks set to boost the number of people lining the streets to watch the Olympic Torch Relay’s visit to Norwich this evening - but there is still a chance of showers.
Temperatures were hovering at around 22C at 2pm, as the Olympic Torch began to make its way around the north Norfolk coast towards Norwich.
At the moment the relay is running on time and the people of Norwich are due to get their first sight of the flame on Aylsham Road shortly after 5.55pm.
Dan Holley from Weatherquest said: “It’s quite a humid, muggy day with the top temperatures at around 21C or 22C, with the wind south to south-easterly.
“It’s going to stay this muggy throughout this afternoon but there have already been some quite heavy showers around the Burnham Market area down as far as Swaffham.
“By the time the torch has reached Holt and Cromer way the chance of showers should have decreased and it should be mainly dry when the torch reaches Norwich.
“But if it does rain the clouds are moving slowly and the atmosphere is very moist so it could be very wet if it does rain.”
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