Britain is set to bask in one of the warmest Septembers recorded as the “Continental Blowtorch” hits the UK.

Britain is set to benefit from the so-called "Continental Blowtorch"

Britain is set to benefit from the so-called “Continental Blowtorch”

Tropical temperatures hotter than Tahiti are going to roast Britain in a heatwave that will send the mercury soaring to 27°C. The Met Office is predicted a steady climb on the thermometer, as it hits 25°C tomorrow and as high as 27°C in time for the weekend.

Brian Gaze, a forecaster for the Weather Outlook confirmed the good news: “It looks very warm ahead. The South could nudge 27°C on Thursday. The continental blowtorch is set to keep Summer going with a very warm week due to this feed of continental air.”

While tomorrow will start dull but mild, the sunshine will return across Southern England in the morning; the cloud in the North will clear later in the day leaving a sunny day in more Northern climes as well. Temperatures this time of year are usually in the region of 17-18°C, so temperatures of 25-27°C are well above average.

Data recorded for central England so far this month, seems to show that September 2014 could be among the warmest Septembers, at certainly in the top 3%, since records began in 1659.