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Hottest ever late August Bank Holiday temperature recorded at Norfolk airfield

PUBLISHED: 14:17 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:48 26 August 2019

Eight-year-old Carson enjoying the sun at Walcott beach during the bank holiday weekend. Photo: Peter Whittleton

Eight-year-old Carson enjoying the sun at Walcott beach during the bank holiday weekend. Photo: Peter Whittleton

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The record for the hottest ever late August Bank Holiday Monday temperature recorded in the UK has been set in Norfolk.

High Tide at Wells  Picture: LESLEY BUCKLEYHigh Tide at Wells Picture: LESLEY BUCKLEY

The mercury skyrocketed in Tibenham today (Monday, August 26), as Met Office forecasters recorded a high of 28.6C - smashing the previous record of 28.2C set in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, in 2017.

And the heat continued to climb, with temperatures reaching 32C at the Norfolk airfield earlier this afternoon - and expected to remain in the low thirties until approaching 5pm.

The official Met Office temperature reading in Tibbenham was 28.6C - but it felt much hotter inside cars, with some motorists capturing a temperature reading of 34C in the area.

The record for the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK was set last month in Cambridge, with a high of 38.7C was measured.

This beat the UK's previous record of 38.5C, set in 2003 in Kent.

The official Met Office temperature reading in Tibbenham was 28.6C - but it felt much hotter. Photo: Marc BettsThe official Met Office temperature reading in Tibbenham was 28.6C - but it felt much hotter. Photo: Marc Betts

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