Suffolk is set for a scorcher today - with temperatures as high as 30C

Suffolk is set for a scorcher today. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk is set for a scorcher today. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Sweltering temperatures are set to hit Suffolk today as forecasters say the mercury could hit 30C.

The heatwave doesn’t appear to be taking its foot of the pedal despite a slight risk of showers this afternoon.

Chris Bell, forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “We are heading towards temperatures of 28C to 29C across central and western parts of the county.

“I wouldn’t even rule out a 30C marker but in general it will be in the upper 20s.

“There is a tiny risk of showers this afternoon, a 10 or 20% risk of showers around 1pm and 2pm.

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“But the majority of the day across the country will be dry, sunny and hot.

“There is a small chance of thunderstorms happening down on the south coast in Sussex and Kent but we don’t expect it to reach this far north.”

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