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Can you spot yourself enjoying the record-breaking bank holiday weather at Felixstowe?

PUBLISHED: 12:14 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:24 26 August 2019

John, Lara, India and Erica Baker cooling off in the sea  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

John, Lara, India and Erica Baker cooling off in the sea Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Suffolk beachgoers have been basking in glorious sunshine after the Met Office said highs of 28.6C (83.5F) made it the hottest late August bank holiday of all time.

Tibenham Airfield in Norfolk reached 28.6C (83.5F), passing the previous record of 28.2C (82.76F) set at Holbeach in 2017.

Temperatures will continue to climb through the rest of the day, the Met Office said.

Families flocked to Felixstowe to enjoy the record-breaking weather, with our photographer capturing people having fun in the sun, sand and sea.

The mercury hit an August bank holiday high of 33.3C (92F) at Heathrow on Sunday.

Hayley, Jaymie, Isabel and Simon cool off in the sea  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNHayley, Jaymie, Isabel and Simon cool off in the sea Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: "We reached 28.6C at about 11am and it was 28.9C a short time later.

"The temperatures will likely rise further, close to what we had yesterday.

"But we will see changes as we go through the week, with the chance of some thunder and showers across the country from Tuesday.

"The south east of England will hold on to the sun for an extra day, and we could see temperatures in the low 30s."

Felixstowe's beaches were packed with people enjoying the bank holiday sunshine  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNFelixstowe's beaches were packed with people enjoying the bank holiday sunshine Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The previous best late August bank holiday temperatures before this weekend were 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow in 2001, 27.3C in Velindre, Powys, in Wales and 27C (80.6F) in Knockareven, Co Fermanagh, both in 2003, plus the 26.7C (80.06F) that was recorded in Aviemore, Inverness-shire, in Scotland in 1984.

Ted, Oliver,Riley and Alfie enjoying the bank  holiday heatwavePicture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTed, Oliver,Riley and Alfie enjoying the bank holiday heatwavePicture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

David and Erin Burgess by their sand castle  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNDavid and Erin Burgess by their sand castle Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Olivia,Charlotte and Romi Meara having fun on the beach  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNOlivia,Charlotte and Romi Meara having fun on the beach Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Roger, Judy, Conny, Trevor, Allegra and Charlotte enjoying the sunshine  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNRoger, Judy, Conny, Trevor, Allegra and Charlotte enjoying the sunshine Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Harriet Sims spent the morning snorkling  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNHarriet Sims spent the morning snorkling Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A paddle boarder makes the most of the calm sea  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNA paddle boarder makes the most of the calm sea Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

People flocked to the beach in Felixstowe to soak up the sun  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPeople flocked to the beach in Felixstowe to soak up the sun Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Charlotte and Olivia Meara cooling off in the sea  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCharlotte and Olivia Meara cooling off in the sea Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Romi Meara on the beach in Felixstowe  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNRomi Meara on the beach in Felixstowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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