Suffolk and Essex forecast to be warmer than Athens, Greece, on Tuesday

Suffolk and Essex are expected to be hotter than parts of Greece. Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk and Essex are expected to be hotter than parts of Greece. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Richie Wisbey

Temperatures in Suffolk and Essex are forecast to rival Athens in Greece tomorrow as a spell of mild weather is set to continue.

Forecasters at Weatherquest said the region could experience highs of 12C, topping the 10.3C recorded in Shoeburyness Essex, today.

It means the region is likely to see warmer temperatures than parts of Greece, where the Met Office has forecast highs of just 9C.

Weatherquest’s Phil Garner said: “It’s certainly a lot milder than it has been recently.

“Average temperatures for this time of year are 6-7C while today we have seen highs of 10C in Essex and some places in Suffolk saw 8-9C.

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“It’s also going to be mild tomorrow, with possible temperatures of 12C.

While the temperatures are above average for the time of year, Mr Garner said they were not “too remarkable”.

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He said the warmer conditions related to a change in wind direction.

Over recent days cold air from a northwesterly direction had been keeping temperatures low, however these have been replaced by south and southwesterly winds.

Although temperature are set to be warm tomorrow, this will be accompanied by cloud and rain, though conditions could brighten up tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday is also expected to be mild and wet before turning colder again by the end of the week.

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