Norfolk to see “exceptional” weather today as warmest region in the country

A very hot and sunny Gorleston beach.
July 2016.
Picture: James Bass

A very hot and sunny Gorleston beach. July 2016. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Norfolk will bask in the best of the weather today as temperatures rise to 'pretty exceptional' levels for mid-May.

Following a warm night which saw temperatures fall to only around 14C, by early afternoon many parts of the county will be seeing thermometers rise to 23C.

James Wilby, forecaster at Weatherquest, said already Santon Downham and Norwich are enjoying 21C.

'This afternoon it is likely to be hazy at times but we are looking at 22 or 23 degrees, at a push 24. We are going to be the warmest part of the country today. It is a combination of a warm air mass and winds heading south westerly. That means the best part of the country will be East Anglia, but that could depend on the amount of sunshine.'

Mr Wilby added we are likely to see heavy rainfall spreading from the west tomorrow, but temperatures reaching similar levels of around 21C, before returning to the mid teens for the rest of the week.

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