DON’T put the sun tan lotion away just yet — Britain is forecast to bask in a mini-heatwave this weekend.
Temperatures could rise to 27C and the sunshine is predicted to last well into next week.
It will follow a spell of wet and windy weather across the UK today and tomorrow unleashed by the remnants of Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
But as the two storms feed tropical air to the UK it will bring an Indian summer to our shores, say experts.
Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: ‘As the remnants of Dorian pull away, pressure will build and allow for more sunny, settled conditions for most of the UK. Gabrielle will also bring warm air from the tropics and this is expected to last into next week.’
While it will warm by day, temperatures will fall to low single figures at night, she warned.
The south-east of England will enjoy most of the sunshine, but the north and Scotland will also feel ‘very warm for the time of year’, said Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden.