GALLERY: Many enjoy the sun in Suffolk, but be cautious say experts
- Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
Record breaking temperatures have been predicted for this weekend – but experts say that the chances of these are “fairly low.”
East-Anglian based forecaster Weatherquest confirmed that parts of Suffolk had reached as high as 30C.
As of 3pm on Monday, Santon Downham had reached 30.5C, with Brooms Barn at 29.6C and Cavendish at 29.9C.
Villages and towns towards the coast were cooler, with Wattisham at 27.4C and Charsfield reaching a high of 25C.
A spokesperson for Weatherquest said it was unlikely that temperatures will exceed 40C this weekend.
He said: “Some social media posts on Twitter have predicted temperatures of 41 or 42 degrees.
“However, these are based on the output of one computer model out of many. There are around 70 different computer models that will be run for that day.
- 1 Teenager sexually assaulted and then robbed in Ipswich
- 2 GALLERY: Photos show devastating aftermath of huge fire near Ipswich
- 3 Travellers pitch up in one of Ipswich's busiest parks
- 4 'He'd be dead' - mum's terror after wave drags her and baby down beach
- 5 Teenager’s 10 year sentence is warning over ‘horrendous’ acid attacks
- 6 Open air theatre coming to Ipswich park later this month
- 7 One of the world's largest container ships arrives at Port of Felixstowe
- 8 Smoke seen across Ipswich as crews tackle large fire
- 9 Redundant care home being used as homes applying for planning after 5 years
- 10 Ongoing heathland blaze sees 147 calls made to fire service
“The official forecast for Sunday and Monday is looking at temperatures in the mid-thirties, rather than being as high as 40.
“There is a fairly low risk of temperatures being that high.”
The Met Office has issued an “extreme heat” warning for Suffolk and most parts of the UK, due to the possibility of “exceptionally high temperatures.”
Councillor David Fothergill is Chairman of the Local Government Association said: "No-one is immune to the power of the sun. Drinking plenty of water, keeping our homes cool, avoiding direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day and using sunscreen are sensible precautions we all need to remember.
“Looking around at how our older neighbours are coping as we walk our children to school or head to the beach for a day out takes no effort, but could be crucial in making sure they are also able to make the best of the summer."
Meanwhile, water provider Essex and Suffolk Water has issued tips to customers to conserve water.
Head of water service planning Colin Day said: “Our stocks of water remain healthy for this time of year, but when large numbers of people start using things like hot tubs or paddling pools it can pull heavily on our resources.
“Sometimes, this means the water in our network is being used faster than we can change it from raw water into drinking water.
"Even small changes can make a big difference, so make sure you’re doing all you can to be mindful this summer.”