Norfolk sees highs of 17.5C but weather warning is issued as wind and rain set to return with Storm Doris

Strong gales are expected on Thursday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Strong gales are expected on Thursday. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Temperatures may have hit a high of 17.5C in Norfolk yesterday, just one week after snowfall hit the county.

A bee hovers over crocus flowers on a spring-like day in Chapelfield Gardens. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A bee hovers over crocus flowers on a spring-like day in Chapelfield Gardens. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

But this short glimpse of Spring is set to be blown away by wind and rain later this week with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for the region with the arrival of Storm Doris.

A peak temperature of 17.5C was recorded at Marham at 12.49pm yesterday, making Norfolk the warmest part of the UK at that time according to experts from Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest.

Settled weather is set to stay with us until Thursday morning when wind and rain will sweep across the county.

An amber weather warning for wind, meaning be prepared, has been issued for parts of north and west Norfolk. It is in place from 6am until 6pm on Thursday.


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It states: 'Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80mph are possible.

'Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris.

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'Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards.'

Weatherquest confirmed that wind on the north Norfolk coast could reach speeds of 60 to 70mph with weaker gusts inland. A yellow weather warning for winds is in place across the rest of the region on Thursday. Temperatures will return to near average for this time of year with highs of 10C.

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