Norfolk basks in second day of sunshine – but chillier weather on way for Mother’s Day

PUBLISHED: 14:38 30 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:38 30 March 2019

Temperatures reach 17.5 degrees celsius at Weybourne. Picture: Ian Burt

Temperatures reach 17.5 degrees celsius at Weybourne. Picture: Ian Burt

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Parts of Norfolk are basking in the sunshine again following the warmest day since late February – although forecasters say it will be chillier on Mother’s Day.

Dan Holley, from University of East Anglia, said Weybourne was the warmest place in the East of England on Friday, with a top temperature of 17.5 degrees celsius.

Other parts of Norfolk including Norwich and King’s Lynn saw highs of 16 degrees celsius, but Santon Downham in Suffolk saw the biggest temperature change.

Mr Holley said temperatures there at the start of the day were -1.8 degrees celsius, but warmed up to 17.1 degrees celsius – a range of 18.9 degrees celsius.

Parts of the region were predicted to wake up to a ground frost on Saturday morning as temperatures dipped below freezing, but after a chilly start the sun returned and temperatures of up to 17 degrees celsius have been seen widely across Norfolk.

However, people hoping for the balmy weather to last through the weekend will be disappointed as Mothering Sunday is expected to bring some cooler temperatures.

Chris Bell, from Weatherquest, said: “We do have a front approaching, the winds will turn around more to the north as we go through Saturday.”

On Mother’s Day, he said the weak front would mean a cloudy start to the day, although it would get sunnier.

But he said: “It will feel chillier all across the region as we go through Sunday, with high temperatures closer to nine or 11 degrees celsius through the afternoon.”

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