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Hottest UK day of 2012 recorded in Suffolk

Category: England

Published: 18th Aug 2012 15:27:59

Parts of the UK are experiencing the hottest day of 2012 so far, with Cavendish in Suffolk reaching 32.3C, the BBC Weather Centre says.

Cambridge has also seen hot weather, reaching 31.5C on Saturday afternoon.

However, not all of the country has such high temperatures. Newquay, in Cornwall, has reached 18C, while Belfast hit 19C and Glasgow 20C.

Temperatures are expected to return to average August levels by the middle of next week.

According to the BBC Weather Centre, while south east England and East Anglia are experiencing very warm weather, a dividing weather front across the UK means other areas are not having particularly high temperatures.

Cardiff and Manchester have reported temperatures of 21C and Carlisle is at 18C, for example.

Sunday will see the same sort of contrast in temperature across the country as on Saturday, and temperatures could even be a degree or so higher in eastern England.

A weather front dividing the country marks the line between fresher weather to the north west of the UK and hotter, more humid weather to the south east.

The hot weather in south east England is being fed by warm air coming up from the Continent.

BBC weather forecaster Colin Seddon said that next week temperatures will be cooler.

"By the middle of next week the South East should see highs in the low 20s, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland reaching the high teens," he said.

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