What A Scorcher!!
The summer of 2013 to join the top ten hottest summers since records began.
the Met Office will confirm, that the UK enjoyed one of its warmest summers on record, and sun lovers can look forward to yet more hot weather this week.
Temperatures are expected to hit 82F (28C) by Thursday and forecasters are already predicting an above average September.
It raises the prospect of Britain enjoying an Indian summer, a welcome relief after the country suffered its wettest summer for a century last year.
The Met Office is expected to conclude today that the weather during June, July and August put 2013 among the top ten warmest summers since records began in 1910.
And the good weather is continuing in to autumn with more sun expected this week.
Highs of 77F to 78F (25 to 26C) are expected across the country today and the south east is likely to see that rise to 82F on Thursday.
Although showers are due from Friday it will continue to be warmer than usual throughout the month, raising the prospect of an Indian summer.
Greg Dewhurst, Met forecaster, said: “We can expect slightly above average temperatures for September and the settled weather looks certain to continue this week.
“However, officially to have an Indian summer, we will need warm temperatures in October and November.”
“This is good news for the building trade” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.