Suffolk: Temperatures reach 29.5C in parts of the county today

Adam Boxall, 10, of Melton finds a imaginative way to cool off

Adam Boxall, 10, of Melton finds a imaginative way to cool off - Credit:

Temperatures in parts of Suffolk reached a peak of 29.5C today - some of the hottest conditions of the summer so far.

Weatherquest forecaster Phil Garner said the village of Cavendish, near Sudbury, recorded a temperature of 29.5C at 3pm today, one of the highest temperatures of the year.

Although an Ipswich Hospital spokeswoman reported they have not been more busy due to the weather, a skin specialist urged people to take proper precautions in the heat.

Rachel Alexander, Macmillan skin cancer clinical nurse specialist at Ipswich Hospital, said: “We know that getting a painful sunburn just once every two years can triple the risk of skin cancer (melanoma) so it really is not worth the risk.

“When you’re in the sun, either in this country or abroad, it’s important to keep yourself and your family safe with my top tips: wear suitable clothing and hats or longer sleeves to protect your skin, use a sun cream with a recommended 30+ SPF and good UVA/UVB protection, apply it 20 minutes before sun exposure and don’t forget to reapply.”

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