Suffolk and Essex set to bask in blue skies and sunshine for August Bank Holiday

Charlotte Parnell, Sarah Cook, Jess Harrington, Gracie Bond and Chalene Turner having fun at West Me

Charlotte Parnell, Sarah Cook, Jess Harrington, Gracie Bond and Chalene Turner having fun at West Mersea as the coast enjoyed some super sunshine. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

East Anglians are set to enjoy record August Bank Holiday temperatures today.

Sitting in the sunshine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sitting in the sunshine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Met Office forecaster Marco Patagna said the mercury could reach 28C or 29C making it “potentially the warmest late August Bank Holiday on record which dates back to 1965”.

He said the UK’s previous top August Bank Holiday temperature was 27.1C heat which hit Santon Downham in Suffolk on August 31, 2009.

The all-time highest temperature recorded in August was 38.5C in Faversham, Kent, on August 10, 2003, the Met Office said.

Thousands of revellers enjoyed the weekend sunshine in Suffolk with a vast array of events taking place including the Tractor Fair at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, the 1 Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich on Sunday and Bury Food and Drink Festival which was held yesterday.

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