UK weather: Indian summer forecast with three weeks of hot and sunny weather into October

 
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If you've enjoyed the surprisingly warm weekend weather, then get ready for more of the same.

Forecasters are predicting an Indian summer stretching into October, with temperatures hitting as high as 25 degrees.

Forget picking out a winter coat as we head into the autumn months, and put away that brolly. The Met Office says the sunshine will continue into October, with a "prolonged" spell of dry, sunny weather lasting around three weeks.

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Temperatures in October will be well above average, in the late teens and twenties compared to an average of around 13 degrees in London. It's also the month in which the highest rainfall is experienced, though, perhaps not this year.

After last week's torrential rain putting a dampener on the expected nice weather, there will be some showers on Monday and Tuesday, but by Wednesday that should have cleared, making way for that Indian summer to kick off on Saturday.

"From the weekend until the second half of October, high pressure is forecast to dominate, with prolonged sunny and dry periods," said Met Office weatherman Alex Burkill. "Highs could be in the low 20s next weekend in the south east, which is above average, and the start of October will feel pleasant for the time of year and could touch 20 degrees. There will be nice, sunny spells, for sure.”

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