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Heatwave heading to Diss as temperatures to reach 33C

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Temperatures in Diss are expected to reach 33C this week as a heatwave hits South Norfolk.

The Met Office has warned of "exceptionally warm" temperatures, reaching "heatwave thresholds" in some places.

It comes as hot air from France and Spain spreads across much of England and Wales.

Temperatures are expected to reach 33C this week
Temperatures are expected to reach 33C this week

Temperatures are forecast to reach 30C today, rising to 31C on Tuesday before reaching a high of 33C on Wednesday and 33C on Thursday.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Andy Page, said: "As we head into next week temperatures will increase daily across much of England and Wales as hot air is drawn up from France and Spain.

"Temperatures could reach 34C by Wednesday in parts of central, southern or eastern areas and heatwave thresholds are likely to be reached in some places."

The NHS recommends that people stay hydrated with cold water, and restrict time in direct sunlight.

Norfolk County Council have also urged residents to be take care when using barbecues, to help reduce the risk of accidental fires in open spaces.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities at Norfolk County Council, said: “Fires can quickly spread so we would urge people to pay extra care when using barbecues and putting out cigarettes. Bin fires can quickly spread to the open.

"We would ask people to be vigilant and if they see a fire, however small, call 999."

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