Britain Set For Hottest October Day In Seven Years
Britain is set for its hottest October day in seven years this week as temperatures hit 25 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.
Let's be honest, we're finding it hard to keep up with the weather this year. We've only just packed away all our summer shorts and dug out our cosy jumpers.
But you might need to swap your wardrobe around again this week as Britain is predicted to be hotter than Portugal.
Warm air from the Canary Islands will be giving the UK a 12-day Indian summer, with the Met Office forecasting temperatures of 25 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, which is 11 degrees above average for this time of the year.
The Met Office also said temperatures will nudge 20C each day until as late as 20th October.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Leslie as it moves over open water in the Atlantic.
The latest predictions show the former hurricane moving south-east during the week towards the Canary Islands.
Tropical Storm Leslie in the mid-Atlantic is helping catapult tropical air to Britain. It will also bring gales up to 80mph to the North, with the South being much calmer.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: "Temperatures are going up from Monday, with Wednesday and Thursday seeing 23-24C, with 25C not discounted.
"The South should stay comfortably above average until at least 18th October, with the high teens daily and odd days at 20C.
"Tropical Storm Leslie and deep Atlantic lows are bringing tropical maritime air but also windy conditions for the north for much of the next week, with 50mph gusts at times and higher in exposed parts.
"It's summer's last hurrah, with Indian Summer-style weather through mid-October shown on computer models, with 25C highs possible in mid-week.
"Very warm air is being pulled up to Britain, but the clash with Atlantic disturbances means very strong wind gusts around 75mph likely in the north."
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