A Suffolk village was one of the hottest places in the UK on Saturday as the country experienced its warmest day of the year so far. 

Temperatures reached highs of 29 degrees in Santon Downham on the Suffolk and Norfolk border, according to East Anglia-based forecasters Weatherquest. 

The hottest place in East Anglia was Woburn in Bedfordshire, which recorded temperatures of 29.6C, while Cavendish in Suffolk and Marham in Norfolk also clocked 29 degrees.

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Chertsey in Surrey was the warmest place in the country according to the Met Office, with temperatures reaching 32.2C.


The warm weather is expected to remain in Suffolk heading into next week.

Clear blue skies are likely to be seen in Ipswich for much of the week, with highs of 26 degrees. 

Monday is likely to be the warmest day, with temperatures likely to reach 28 degrees in Bury St Edmunds. However, there is a possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

It will be slightly cooler towards the coast, with average temperatures of around 22 degrees in Felixstowe. 

In Norfolk, temperatures will reach highs of 27 degrees in Norwich and 28 degrees in Downham Market.