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Britain Set For Indian Summer As Temperatures Could Reach 25C This Weekend

Britain Set For Indian Summer As Temperatures Could Reach 25C This Weekend

This week has felt decidedly autumn-y hasn't it? Suddenly there's that crisp feeling in the air and we can no longer get away with bare legs.

But don't pack away your summer clothes *just* yet - we're finally due one last heatwave, and forecasters say it's coming this weekend.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Yes, this weekend could be the time to put in that last ditch attempt at a tan as Britain is set to graced with warm temperatures.

According to the Met Office, temperatures could reach as high as 25C on Sunday. Ah-mazing.

"We're expecting some warm and sunny weather this weekend, and 25C is possible probably in the south east on Sunday," meteorologist Becky Mitchell tells PRETTY 52.

"26C is even possible for Monday."

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Contrary to belief, the warm weather is due to high pressure and is not linked to Hurricane Dorian, which has been wreaking havoc in the Bahamas for the last couple of weeks.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Becky says that to the contrary, "Hurricane Dorian will be bringing wet and windy weather to the north of the UK this evening [Tuesday 10th September]."

The hot spell could be the final one of the year, often called an Indian summer.

An Indian summer is the name often used to describe a warm, calm spell that comes in autumn, particularly in October and November, according to the weather body.

The predicted temperature is a far different story to last week's news that a new 'Beast from the East' is on the way this winter.

A study into sea temperatures and air pressure over the North Atlantic Ocean by climate experts revealed then upcoming cold spell.

The jet stream - fast-flowing air in the atmosphere moving toward Britain from the Atlantic - of freezing air will hit for weeks around Christmas.

Temperatures may drop as low as an average of 3.9C in January to February 2020 in central England - that's 0.5C colder than the average temperature for the same period in 1981 and 2010. However central regions of the country will be worst affected.

The research team, led by Mark Saunders, a professor of climate prediction at University College London, said in a paper: "This would rank 2020 January-February central England as the coldest winter since January-February 2013.

Last year's Beast from the East (Credit: PA)
Last year's Beast from the East (Credit: PA)

"It would also rank January-February 2020 as the seventh coldest winter in the last 30 years, and the 23rd coldest winter since 1953."

Let's make the most of this weekend, yeah?

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Topics: Life, Weather, Life News, heatwave

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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