UK ‘Indian summer’ starts TODAY with plenty of SUNSHINE replacing rain.
According to the Met Office, temperatures are predicted to rise into their 20s this week and conditions will settle down following the miserable spells.
However, the weather service warned the high pressure will not affect everyone in the same way, as those in the north of Britain are likely to face a bit more wind and rain than those in the south.
The Met Office said: “A north/south split developing through the middle of the week.
“Becoming cloudier and windy with some rain in the north, but remaining settled, dry and mostly sunny in the south.”
Looking into the long-range forecast, they added: ”Through the rest of September the weather should stay largely settled with long spells of sunshine and generally light winds.
“For October, settled and drier conditions are likely to dominate across many parts of the UK during the beginning of this period.”
As the rain eases, it appears the most likely trend for autumn is it will be a little warmer and drier than average.
An Indian Summer is a period of unusually dry, warm weather usually following a period of colder weather or frost in the late autumn.
However, in recent years the phrase has also been used for the first autumn month as well.
According to NetWeather’s forecast, London will “feel like” 24C by Friday.
It said: “Although unsettled at the moment, the final week of September has a more settled look about it, especially over England and Wales as pressure rises strongly across the country.
“By Monday an anticyclone becomes established, so we can expect lots of dry, quite pleasant weather during the coming week when it’ll become progressively warmer.”
The temperatures and sunshine mean it could be perfect weather for those looking to get in the final barbecues of the season.
Those who wished to have a pleasant night out over the course of the weekend have most likely been left with huge disappointment by the treacherous conditions.
Storm Ali lashed parts of Britain with 100mph winds and caused power cuts and two deaths.
And Storm Bronagh swooped in days after causing rail chaos as services cam to a standstill as a result of floods and broken trees on the railway lines from extreme winds.