Britain’s Indian summer to continue with temperatures reaching 16C

Britain is set to experience balmy highs of 16C despite thundery rain and 50mph gale force winds.

Daytime temperatures at this time of year often dip as low as 4C in parts of the UK, and rarely ever climb above 10C.

But the Indian summer looks set to continue in the coming days after the mercury touched 18C last weekend, although any surge in temperatures will come with rampaging winds and torrential downpours.

BBC forecaster Stav Danaos said: "We've got another band of heavy rain, quite squally, spreading its way slowly eastwards across the country.

"Some of the rain is quite heavy, strong winds on it. Ahead of it, dry and windy, but mild behind it – we'll see lots of blustery showers pushing into the northwest of the UK."

It passed through parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland in the early hours of Friday morning, arriving in northwestern England and Wales.

Once that clears, "another bright day" is on the cards, "with sunshine and showers", with the heaviest rain largely in the centre and northwest of Britain.

Mr Danaos added: "It's brighter for all, but lots of showers will continue to pile into Northern Ireland, western Scotland and some of them will be heavy and perhaps even thundery.

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"It will be windy too, the northwest of Scotland, 40-50mph gusts, fairly blustery, but not quite as strong further south."

It is predicted temperatures in the south could reach around 14C or 15C but most will be hovering around the 10-13C mark.

The weekend will be more unsettled thanks to the return of low pressure, although weather charts show highs of 16C in places.

That could mark the end of the Indian summer with some forecasts suggesting plummeting temperatures later in November, with snow on the cards and December possibly colder than normal in a big winter freeze.

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