Hotter weather is on its way to Suffolk and Essex – forecasters are predicting sunshine ahead of Bank Holiday

Hot weather - Ella and Harry Bodsworth enjoying the sun. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Hot weather - Ella and Harry Bodsworth enjoying the sun. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A blast of tropical air which was meant to ensure the east of England basked in higher temperatures has failed to revive an already dwindling British summer, forecasters have said.

Experts from the Met Office believe clouds covering much of the UK in recent weeks has led to lower mercury readings than expected – with the highest being recorded in Cavendish, Suffolk, a few days ago.

Temperatures in the west Suffolk town reached 25.4C late last week, beating a high of 25.3C recorded in Cornwall today.

However, forecasters believe the east could be the hottest part of the UK tomorrow – they have predicted parts of Suffolk and Essex could reach 25C.

Met Office forecaster Rachael Adshead said that while much of Britain will witness a change bringing cooler and fresher temperatures, the warm air will head east.

Sunny spells may also be seen across East Anglia.

Ms Adshead added: “We are going to start to lose some of that warm, humid air but we potentially could see highs of 24C or 25C in the far east of England, possibly Kent, Norfolk or Suffolk.

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“Elsewhere it will be turning fresher from the outset as the warm air moves to the east.”

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