Heatwave to break with a bang

SUFFOLK'S heatwave could be about to break.Thunderstorms, accompanied by torrential rain in places, are set to hit the region over the next 24 hours - and that should herald the end of the stifling hot temperatures.

SUFFOLK'S heatwave could be about to break.

Thunderstorms, accompanied by torrential rain in places, are set to hit the region over the next 24 hours - and that should herald the end of the stifling hot temperatures.

But while many have been moaning about the heat over the last few days, the temperatures have still been nowhere near the levels we suffered during the hot summer three years ago.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in Ipswich hitting 29C (85F).

Star weatherman Ken Blowers said that was still ten degrees lower than it was in August 2003.

He said: “The temperature has been the hottest it has been since 2003, but overall it is nothing too exceptional and.

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“Last night it wasn't as hot as the previous night. At 8am this morning it was 68F (20C) whereas yesterday morning at the same time it was 72F (22C).”

Weather forecasters have warned that there will be widespread thunderstorms at any time tomorrow, with the storms moving east from the early hours of the morning.

Mr Blowers said we would all notice a difference, whether or not we see any storms: “This is the last really hot and sticky day. By the end of the week I would be surprised to see temperatures above the low seventies,” he said.

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