Britain will enjoy 18C temperatures at start of the week

Are we heading for an Indian Summer? Britain will enjoy 18C temperatures at start of the week with warm air from Africa set to keep mercury above average until Halloween

  • Many cities across the UK will experience bursts of sunshine while Monday is also expected to be dry
  • The highest temperature in October ever recorded in the UK was in 2011 when temperatures hit 29.9C
  • Experts have said the mild conditions will continue up until Halloween on October 31

Britain will enjoy 18C temperatures at the start of the week with warm air from Africa set to keep mercury above average until Halloween. 

Many cities across the UK will experience bursts of sunshine while Monday is also expected to be mild and dry.   

In the south East Sussex and Kent will be windy and rainy at times while northern cities will also be hit by showers. 

However, although the north will see  sporadic rainfall over the next two weeks, conditions will be mostly stable.

Many cities across the UK will experience bursts of sunshine while Monday is also expected to be mild and dry (file image)

However, although the north will see sporadic rainfall over the next two weeks, conditions will be mostly stable (file image)

The highest temperature in October ever recorded in the UK was in 2011 when temperatures soared to 29.9C in Gravesend, Kent

Nick Finnis, Netweather forecaster, told the Daily Star: ‘Some computer models show 22C or 23C by midweek, bringing an Indian Summer.

‘An exceptionally-warm plume of air from northwest Africa looks like being pumped across Europe and to Britain, with up to the low 30s in France, and over 20C in southern Britain.’

An Indian Summer can be described as a warm and calm spell of weather during the autumn. 

The highest temperature in October ever recorded in the UK was in 2011 when temperatures soared to 29.9C in Gravesend, Kent. 

Last year October was a warm month with a typically autumnal mix of weather types with warm spells and regular showers. 

According to the Met Office, average maximum temperatures were more than 1C above long-term averages. 

Experts have said the mild conditions will continue up until Halloween on October 31. 

The news comes after the Met Office issued a yellow warning last month, when the weather was predicted to cause disruption to transport and businesses.  

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