Britain is about to boil in a two month-long Indian summer with glorious sunshine and highs of 30C forecast throughout autumn. Summer is bouncing back after 1,000-mile wide Hurricane Gert blew a plume of hot air towards the UK.
The Met Office is forecasting highs of 27C across southern England today – making it the hottest day in August, with highs above the 25C expected in Malibu, California. and has forecast “warm or very warm” sunny spells from next week until mid-September in southern regions, boosting the end of school holidays.
A long-range forecast from the Met Office favours hotter-than-normal temperatures for the three months to the end of October. Weather experts believe there is a whopping 50-55% chance of much-hotter-than-normal conditions during this period. Highs of up to 30C into September were forecast by The Weather Outlook as balmy ocean temperatures and high pressure bring hot conditions.