A three month Indian summer is heading our way this autumn with temperatures hitting a sweltering 32C. It’s good news for those with holiday blues with forecasters suggesting we’ll be able to catch a tan well into November. Britain’s seasons will flip after a cool August, with the Met Office forecasting a hotter-than-normal three months ahead.
Government weathermen favour a hot September and autumn, forecasting an “increased chance of warmer-than-average temperatures” through their three-month September to November forecast period. The upbeat forecast brings the prospect of September – the first month of autumn – being hotter than August, the last month of summer.
September’s UK average temperature is projected to be hotter than August’s, The Weather Outlook said. The “freak” weather phenomenon has only happened once in the past 60 years, Met Office records dating back to 1957 show. Forecasters said summer weather has been “shifted” from August to September this year, with decent dry periods and hot bursts due from next week – after soggy low pressure spoiled August.