Sunny September! Britain could be set for an Indian Summer with fortnight of 77F highs after tail ends of Hurricane Dorian and Gabrielle bring downpours
- Temperatures may reach 77F (25C) over the weekend, with warmest areas likely to be in South East England
- Settled conditions due to follow damp and humid weather brought about by remnants of Hurricane Dorian
- Met Office says high pressure is due to move in for the weekend, bringing settled conditions and sunshine
Warm and sunny weather is set to make a welcome return over the coming days and could last for up to a fortnight.
Temperatures may reach 77F (25C) over the weekend, with the warmest areas likely to be in South East England. In northern England, maximum figures of 73F (23C) are possible.
The settled conditions are due to follow damp and humid weather brought about by remnants of Hurricane Dorian tomorrow and Hurricane Gabrielle on Thursday.
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In an upbeat forecast up to September 23, the Met Office states: ‘The middle of September is likely to be widely settled and dry with light winds and plenty of sunshine, especially in the south of the UK.’
Oli Claydon, Met Office spokesman, said: ‘The weather is due to settle down overnight on Thursday into Friday.
‘An area of high pressure is then due to move in for the weekend, bringing settled conditions and sunshine for most areas apart from the far north of Scotland.
‘We could see temperatures reaching 24C or 25C (75F to 77F) in the south.’ The average temperature for early to mid-September is 19C (66F).
Before the high pressure arrives, the remnants of killer Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas last week, are set to bring rain but also humid, tropical maritime air, across the country tomorrow.
Temperatures will be warm for this time of year this evening (left) and will get up to 70C in some areas tomorrow (right)
The weather is due to settle down overnight on Thursday into Friday, when an area of high pressure will move in
Patchy rain is due to move east followed by sunny spells.
On Thursday, the remains of Hurricane Gabrielle, which originated in the Azores, is set to bring cloud and humid air to southern England, and temperatures of up to 24C (75F).
Further north, where temperatures could reach 22C (72F), there could also be patchy rain.
In its medium-range forecast, the Met Office states: ‘Away from the north, which may remain more changeable, the settled conditions are likely to extend through the period.’
Forecasters predict ‘warm days offset by chilly nights and a chance for some patchy fog during the early mornings’.
For the final week of September into the start of October, the Met Office says there is likely to be a ‘more changeable pattern with occasional spells of wet and windy weather, between drier and brighter interludes’.