Search

Heatwave alert to remain in place for Norfolk and Waveney but temperatures will drop by end of week

PUBLISHED: 14:59 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:00 20 June 2017

Another hot day on the beach at Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

Another hot day on the beach at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2014

A heatwave warning will remain in place until Thursday with temperatures in some parts of Norfolk hitting 30C yet again.

Lucy Ingram enjoying the sunshine in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt Lucy Ingram enjoying the sunshine in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

The level three warning from the Met Office states hot and humid conditions are to persist in parts of the east of England for the next few days and the warning is in place until 9am on Thursday.

But some parts of the county have already seen temperatures drop considerably since yesterday, with lunchtime highs in Norwich of 21C. Forecasters have said the fresher conditions will continue into the weekend before unsettled weather returns next week.

MORE: Norwich ice cream man helps the homeless during one of the hottest days of the year
Temperatures across the county will be varied today with highs of 30C in the west but east Norfolk and Norwich will see temperatures peak at 24C.

James Wilby of Norwich-based Weatherquest said despite the humid feel fresher conditions will soon arrive.

Cool for cats as one of the tigers at Banham Zoo cools off from the hot sun in a pool in his enclosure. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Cool for cats as one of the tigers at Banham Zoo cools off from the hot sun in a pool in his enclosure. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

“There will be a more easterly breeze this afternoon bringing a fresher feel even in western parts,” he said. “It will be mild overnight and tomorrow will be another hot day in west Norfolk with highs of 30C but it will remain slightly fresher in the rest of the county with highs of 24C.

“On Thursday it will be warm in the morning with highs of 27C by midday but there will be a chance of thunder storms in the afternoon.”

MORE: Norfolk firefighters issue water safety warning as county swelters in heatwave

By Friday it will feel noticeably cooler and going into the weekend there will be highs of 22C and the risk of showers on Saturday and Sunday.

A file picture showing a very hot and sunny Gorleston beach. Picture: James Bass A file picture showing a very hot and sunny Gorleston beach. Picture: James Bass

Unsettled weather will return next week with it being potentially breezy and there is a risk of showers. Early indications for the Norfolk Show on Wednesday and Thursday show temperatures will be back to average for this time of year and there is a risk of showers particularly on the Thursday.

“Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we will be seeing the kind of temperatures we have seen over the past few days.” Mr Wilby added.

Related articles

Other News

06:22

Around 16,500 homes across Norfolk are without power as the strong winds continue to sweep across the county.

Yesterday, 18:43

A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.

Yesterday, 17:39

Three garages in a Broads village have been targeted by thieves.

Yesterday, 17:12

Two men have been bailed after being charged in connection with an incident which saw a victim robbed in his own home.

Most Read

Tue, 20:26

A care home in Great Yarmouth has been forced to close after watchdogs uncovered a catalogue of concerns.

Read more
Care Quality Commission
Mon, 15:48

A teacher is feeling a new woman and enjoying time with her children after she lost more than four stone in 26 weeks.

Read more
Tue, 10:50

A woman has been arrested on the suspicion of drug-driving and possession of a class A drug after the car she was believed to be driving crashed into a home in Gorleston.

Read more
Mon, 11:11

A decision to close a Great Yarmouth bridge due to reports that a child may have gone into a river has been criticized by a councillor.

Read more
Mick Castle
Mon, 16:15

Major roadworks at one of the main gateways into Great Yarmouth are due to end next week after four months of traffic disruption.

Read more
Norfolk County Council

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter