Norfolk set to swelter on Bank Holiday Monday, as temperatures soar to 28C

People enjoying the sunshine on Sea Palling beach. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

People enjoying the sunshine on Sea Palling beach. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Summer's set to stay for another day of brilliant Bank Holiday sunshine.

Sea Palling beach was packed over the bank holiday weekend.
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sea Palling beach was packed over the bank holiday weekend. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sunseekers have been flocking to the coast in today's bright and breezy weather.

And while the mercury didn't climb far above the low-20s this afternoon, temperatures are predicted to soar to 28C (82F) on some parts of the Norfolk coast tomorrow.

The forecast flies in the face of the traditional wet bank holiday weekend, famed for putting a dampener on the end of the summer.

Miriam Burroughs, events manager at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum, near Dereham, said it was the first time in five years that they have not had rain at the Village at War event.

Holiday makers on the Norfolk Broads enjoying the warm weather on the river at Potter Heigham. Pictu

Holiday makers on the Norfolk Broads enjoying the warm weather on the river at Potter Heigham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY. - Credit: Archant


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'It's great to finally have some sunshine and I'm sure that will have a positive impact on the numbers here,' she said.

William Searle, of Hunsanton-based Searles Seatours, said the West Norfolk resort had been packed all day.

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'We had a record day yesterday, we carried about 400 people and we're expecting to equal it today,' he said.

'It's got to be the best bank holiday we've ever been forecast, I hope it keeps going.'

Holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine on the beach - but the changeable weather has not made for a rel

Holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine on the beach - but the changeable weather has not made for a relaxing summer for tourism businesses. Picture : ANTONY KELLY. - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Danny Steel, chairman of the Lowestoft Vision Business Improvement District (BID) said the fabulous weather had made for a 'great weekend' in the Suffolk coastal town.

'We are really looking forward to the Bank Holiday, with the Lions Gala Day in Oulton Broad attracting lots of people,' he said.

'It looks like the weather is going to hold and the Lowestoft Lions do such a great job in organising this popular event.

'The feedback we have had from businesses is very positive – they have had a good summer so far.

People enjoying the warm weather on the River Bure at Wroxham. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

People enjoying the warm weather on the River Bure at Wroxham. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

'The town's new 'Find Freddie the Fish and his Friends' trail has been a massive success, and we are really pleased with how that has gone.'

While thousands usually desert the centre of King's Lynn for the nearby coastline, a Mini meet car show drew large crowds to the Tuesday Market Place.

But be warned Bank Holiday Monday might turn out to be your last chance to enjoy such balmy climes.

The heatwave looks like being short-lived, with forecasters saying Tuesday will be a much cooler 18C, dropping to 16C on Wednesday with a chance of rain.

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