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No record-breaking temperatures for Suffolk and Essex this August bank holiday

Dudley enjoying a drink in the hot weather in  Christchurch Park.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dudley enjoying a drink in the hot weather in Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Bank holiday sun seekers enjoyed a late summer blast of beautifully warm weather across Suffolk.

Isla, Barbara and Sophie enjoying the hot weather in Christchurch Park.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNIsla, Barbara and Sophie enjoying the hot weather in Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

But the prediction of record-breaking temperatures was not to be – the hottest temperature recorded officially in Suffolk today was Santon Downham near Thetford, where the mercury reached 26.8C.

Chris Bell, forecaster with Weatherquest at the UEA, said: “It has not been anywhere near the hottest day of the year, but it was been very warm and above the average of 21C to 22C in Suffolk. It reached above 30C earlier in the summer.”

He added it would remain humid on Tuesday but temperatures would fall to the low 20s as the week continued.

He said Monday’s hot spell was down to the meeting of low pressure to the west and high pressure to the south and east drawing in hot air from the continent.

Kay Arthur, Amelia and Chris Land enjoying the hot weather in Christchurch Park.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNKay Arthur, Amelia and Chris Land enjoying the hot weather in Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mr Bell could not rule out another heatwave hitting the region between now and September.

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