Hurricane brings back summer
BRITAIN is about to enjoy a late burst of summer with the sunshine returning next week.
The mercury is expected to nudge the 80s Fahrenheit across the South with virtually the entire country in for a fortnight of good weather.
The cheery outlook is partly due to ex-Hurricane Cristobal dragging hot air in from the continent as it clips past the tip of the UK this weekend.
The remnants of the storm are, however, expected to trigger wind and rain in the North today and tomorrow before allowing high pressure to build from Monday.
Temperatures in the South are expected to hit the high 70s by the end of the week with thermometers reaching the high 60s elsewhere.
With building humidity it could feel close to 86F (30C) in some regions with even the far North getting close to 79F. The Met Office said things will start to feel warmer from tomorrow with temperatures above average for the time of year.
Veteran BBC broadcaster Michael Fish said: “There’s another helping of summer on the way next week.”
Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said northern and western parts will continue to be windy after gales yesterday.
Some places in the Highlands of Scotland saw gusts of 59mph, according to the Met Office.