Norfolk and Suffolk should dodge thunderstorms expected later today after a yellow warning was issued by the Met Office for vast swathes of the country.

The yellow alert covers the west of the UK, stretching from Bristol to Scotland.

However, Norfolk and Suffolk will both miss out on the thundery showers.

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A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Most of the east of England will be dry with sunny spells.

"However, there is a risk of isolated heavy showers of thunderstorms in the far west of the region".

Peterborough and Cambridge are the most easterly cities which may see some stormy weather this evening (Sunday, June 11).

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An amber heat warning was enforced across the county and is in place until 9am on Tuesday, June 13. 

The hottest temperature in the region was recorded in Santon Downham in Suffolk, which reached 29C.

Weather in the east is expected to stay warm and dry this week with "generally large amounts of sunshine".

However, temperatures may trend slightly downwards in comparison to highs recorded today (June 11).