Chilly start as temperatures drop to 2C in June
- Credit: Mick Colclough
Parts of Norfolk and north Suffolk woke up this morning to a wintry chill – a complete contrast to what we've seen in recent weeks.
Despite being a week away from the start of July, an area on the Norfolk-Suffolk border saw temperatures of just 2C on Wednesday morning.
Weatherquest meteorologist Dan Holley said Santon Downham, in north Suffolk, was down to 1.9C – but added this wasn't necessarily a rare thing.
"A temperature of ≤2°C has been recorded here in June in 27 of the last 40 years (68pc)," he said on Twitter.
He added: "Santon Downham holds the (tied) UK record for June minimum temperature, having recorded -5.6°C on June 1 and June 3, 1962."
The good news is it's expected to get much warmer – and quite quickly.
Temperatures are already creeping into double figures, and are expected to top 20C in some places across Norfolk today, according to the Met Office.
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It's set to be a sunny day throughout, with early patches of cloud dissipating to give us a dry and pleasant day.
Another cool night seems to be on the cards – Met Office forecasters believe temperatures could fall as low as 4C.
But it should be back warm again in the day on Thursday, with highs of 22C expected.