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Highs of 32C predicted for Suffolk today as summer heatwave continues

PUBLISHED: 09:51 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:20 19 June 2017

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The soaring summer temperatures are set to continue today in Suffolk and Essex, as southeastern winds bring tropical climates.

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The searing heat of the weekend has shown no sign of faltering today, as the west of Suffolk is set to see temperatures as high as 32C, according to Weatherquest.

“It will be a fine day today, similar to what we had yesterday,” said meteorologist Phil Garner. “There will be a very gentle breeze for the east/southeasterly direction.

“There will be temperatures of 21C right on the coast, up to 31C/32C on the western fringe, on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.”

There will be some cloud cover into the afternoon today, but overnight temperatures will remain a very muggy 15C.

People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge.
Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge. Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tuesday will bring a chance to cool off, as temperatures drop to highs of 24C.

“The wind changes to northeasterly tomorrow,” said Mr Garner. “This will bring slightly cooler temperatures, with highs of 23/24C.

“The cooler weather is staying with us until Wednesday. On Thursday the hot weather returns with highs similar to what we are seeing today.”

Overnight temperatures on Tuesday to Wednesday will be around 12C, giving those without an air-conditioned bedroom the chance to catch up on their sleep.

People enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge.Katya Pusey and Leah Geary selling ice cream in Woodbridge.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge.Katya Pusey and Leah Geary selling ice cream in Woodbridge. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Warning from Colchester Hospital

Alison Power, director of operations, said: “During periods like this, we follow our Heatwave Plan which is why we are moving visiting hours to the evenings when it is cooler.

“We are also making chilled water available for all inpatients and are providing a cooler area in all of the wards as necessary.

Gillian Seabrook and Eileen Haggar enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Gillian Seabrook and Eileen Haggar enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“We are monitoring our more vulnerable patients and taking other steps such as reducing internal temperatures through shading and turning off unnecessary lights and equipment.”

Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Jasmine Che and Ping Dong. Picture: GREGG BROWN Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Jasmine Che and Ping Dong. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Darren Zipfel and Natasha Crotty. Picture: GREGG BROWN Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Darren Zipfel and Natasha Crotty. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWN Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWN Suffolk is in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWN

People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge.
Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge. Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge.
Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge. Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge.
Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge. Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

People enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge.Geoff Healds and Carolyn Grave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave in Woodbridge.Geoff Healds and Carolyn Grave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge.
Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN People enjoy the heatwave on the river in Woodbridge. Nikki Hamilton and Sue Healds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hot weather - Abbey gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Hot weather - Abbey gardens, Bury St Edmunds.

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Sarah Lucy Brown's cockapoo puppy, Dudley, cools off in his paddling pool during the heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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