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Temperatures to top 35C across Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:44 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:44 23 July 2019

Harvey enjoying the paddling pool at Bourne Park. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Harvey enjoying the paddling pool at Bourne Park. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

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Suffolk and Essex are set to continue to swelter this week - and the mercury is set to hit 36C.

Aria with her ice cream in the park. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEAria with her ice cream in the park. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Tuesday saw temperatures climb to around 32C or 33C in places with the hottest temperatures being felt in west Suffolk and parts of Essex.

Out towards the coast temperatures remained lower, only reaching the mid 20Cs.

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Overnight, temperatures only dropped to around 19C with forecasters having warned of a chance of isolated thunderstorms, again in the west of the region.

The paddling pool at Bourne Park on Tuesday afternoon. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEThe paddling pool at Bourne Park on Tuesday afternoon. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

There will be similar temperatures on Wednesday of around 32C or 33C with the better weather moving across to the eastern side of the region.

Thursday is still expected to be the hottest day of the week with temperatures of 36C possible in Suffolk and across north Essex.

In south Essex, it could be even hotter with forecasters predicting up to 38C.

Forecasters say that the sudden spike in hot weather has been caused by warm air coming up from Spain and the Mediterranean.

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