Sweltering temperatures are set to hit Norfolk this weekend as the Met Office predicts the mercury will top 30C. 

The county has seen plenty of rain and cooler weather this week but hot and sunny conditions will return this weekend. 

Friday will be mostly dry and sunny and a spokesman for the Met Office has said it will be "feeling warm although a little humid".

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Maximum temperatures will be 26C, with light winds and breezes.

Saturday will see the peak of the warm weather with a high of 30C in parts, but mainly 26C to 27C across the county.

The day will start dry and bright but become cloudy from the southwest as fresher air moves in from the Atlantic.

There will be showers into the afternoon which may turn heavy and thundery at times, as well as breezes across the coasts, with higher humidity than Friday.

Temperatures will drop again to the lower 20s on Sunday, which the Met Office says will be a day of sunshine and showers.