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Diss: Weather warning in place next week as storms replace 30 degree heatwave

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As Norfolk basks in temperatures above 30 degrees, the Met Office has issued a warning for next week.

Yellow warnings for thunder are in place across the UK on Monday and Tuesday, with rain forecast for Diss on Wednesday.

Current temperatures of 33 degrees in Diss may dip slightly over the weekend, but will remain uncomfortably warm at close to 30 degrees.

Clear blue skies will soon make way for storms (40076550)
Clear blue skies will soon make way for storms (40076550)

Norfolk Police have also urged people to think of safety this weekend, with Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Jules Wvendth releasing the following statement:

"Whilst many people like to enjoy the sun and hot weather by visiting our popular beauty spots, we are urging individuals to follow simple safety measures this weekend in order to enjoy the hot weather safely. This advice includes staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, applying sun cream often, avoid drinking excess alcohol and remain careful when near open water. The rise in temperature will also undoubtedly cause car interiors to become extremely hot, therefore pet owners are reminded that animals should never be left in parked cars.

"We have also been made aware of instances in which parked cars have restricted access for emergency service vehicles to arrive at their destination on time, and therefore we ask that drivers are considerate when parking, and leave plenty of room should this happen. Please also ensure that any valuables are either kept at home or, if left in your vehicle, are out of site from opportunistic thieves.

"We must continue to remember that, although we have seen the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are still amidst a global pandemic and government guidance is there to protect us all. We encourage people to continue socially distancing from those around them and adhere to any rules that may be implemented at business premises they visit.”

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