Heatwave forecast for West Norfolk
Tomorrow (Friday, August 7) is expected to be one of the hottest days of the year with temperatures reaching as high as 31 Celsius in the area.
Temperatures are likely to stay in the mid twenties over the weekend then highs of 27C are forecast for Monday. Hot air from the Sahara could potentially push temperatures closer to 40C in parts of the country.
Deputy chief meteorologist, David Oliver of the Met Office said: “Through the weekend there will be plenty of dry and sunny weather for most.
"The high temperatures could trigger some thunderstorms across parts of the UK by the beginning of next week."
Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri added: “It'll be another hot day on Friday with temperatures widely reaching 30 Celsius, or higher, in central, southern and some northern parts of England.
"It is likely to be hotter still in southeast England where 34 to 37 Celsius is possible. Saturday will likely be another hot day for southern and central parts of the UK, with heatwave conditions possibly being met in parts of southeast England and East Anglia.”
The Met Office has issued a heat health alert for parts of England for this week. With strong summer sunshine at this time of year, UV levels will be high in areas.
Norfolk County Council has also issued a heatwave warning because of forecast high temperatures over the next few days.
The authority is urging people to make sure they stay hydrated, avoid the midday sun and check on people who might be vulnerable.