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County enjoys sunshine on hottest day of the year

PUBLISHED: 16:29 29 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06 30 June 2019

Six-year-old Julia enjoying the sunshine on the beach at Great Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Six-year-old Julia enjoying the sunshine on the beach at Great Yarmouth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Thousands of people basked in the sunshine on the hottest day of the year in the region.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Chris BishopHundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Chris Bishop

Families flocked to the coast to make the most of the weather as temperatures reached 29C in Norfolk.

On Saturday night, meteorologist Dan Holley from Norwich-based Weatherquest tweeted: "Woburn in Bedfordshire reached 33.0C today, making it the hottest day of the year so far, and the hottest June day in the region since 2011."

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Temperatures will ease overnight but the sunny weather will continue on Sunday with highs of 24C.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Chris BishopHundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Chris Bishop

Phil Garner from Weatherquest said: "On Monday and Tuesday we are expecting temperatures to be in the high teens or low 20s, which is what we would expect for this time of year."

Konectbus urged people to keep hydrated while travelling.

In a tweet the company said: "It's mega hot outside in Norwich! If you're travelling with us this afternoon please do pack a bottle of water and stay hydrated."

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