Met Office reveals how long ‘unseasonal’ October heat will last

Highs of around 26C or even 27C in isolated spots are possible, weather forecaster says

Stuti Mishra
Friday 06 October 2023 05:27 BST
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UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

The UK is gearing up for “unusually” warm weather this weekend that will see parts of the country get hotter than Ibiza.

This weekend will bring temperatures as high as 27 degrees Celsius in parts of the UK even as northern areas remain cloudy, according to the latest forecast from the Met Office.

This period of heat will follow several days of yellow weather warnings and heavy rains lashing Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

A yellow warning for rain is in place on Sunday for western, northern and central areas of Scotland, cautioning residents about the possibility of heavy downpours.

The warning will remain in effect from Saturday midnight until Sunday 6am, with the forecaster predicting more than 100mm of rain for high-ground areas and around 50mm for broader regions.

Britons in the south of the country, however, can look forward to an unanticipated warm spell over the upcoming weekend amid rainy spells, as the trend of hotter-than-usual temperatures in the UK continues.

The spell comes after September was confirmed to be the hottest month since records began in 1884.

This warm weather is a result of air originating from the south, which is set to engulf the southern regions of the UK amid the autumn chill.

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