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Scorching weather set to continue - and could reach 30C at weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:52 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 02 July 2018

The hot weather in Felixstowe brings out thousands of beach goers. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The hot weather in Felixstowe brings out thousands of beach goers. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The scorching weather is set to continue for the next two weeks according to forecasters - with temperatures set to reach close to 30C at the weekend.

Today the region could see highs of around 27C with hardly a cloud in the sky, although the heat could bring the rumble of thunder towards the end of the week.

Dan Holley, forecaster at Weatherquest, said people would have to visit the coast to escape the heat.

He said: “There will be quite a bot of difference in temperatures between areas on the region.

“Along the coast it tends to be 10C lower than inland.

Katie Green and Cooper Revell  enjoy an ice cream in Thorpeness. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNKatie Green and Cooper Revell enjoy an ice cream in Thorpeness. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“You could be looking at highs of 27C in north west Suffolk and the Brecklands areas.

“However, Southwold maybe nearer 20C.

“As you come east across the country the heat eases progressively.

“What you have now is what will stay for the rest of the day.

“Tomorrow may see areas in the north east of Suffolk, around Southwold and Lowestoft, have a bit of patchy cloud developing down the coastline.

“It will be five degrees cooler, probably at around 25C, but still well above average.”

Mr Holley said temperatures in Wattisham reached 25.9C on Sunday while Charsfield recorded temperatures of 25.1C.

However, he said parts of the county could see thunderstorms towards the end of the week.

“On Wednesday most of us will start with a bit of low cloud and possibly a bit of drizzle but that will push to the coast,” he said.

“Temperature wise it will be 27C inland and a bit cooler on the coast.

“Thursday there is just a chance of isolated thunderstorms sparked off by the heat.

“There is about a 20% chance,

“But the vast majority of the county will stay dry until possibly the weekend after next.

“We are experiencing a pretty long dry hot and sunny spell.

“We could see temperatures close to 30C at the weekend.”

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