Final month was provisionally the UK’s joint warmest September on file, the Met Workplace has revealed.
It has been the joint-warmest September on data in a collection which works again to 1884, in accordance with provisional Met Workplace statistics.
September 2023 within the UK had a imply temperature of f 15.2°C, which places it stage with 2006’s file determine.
It’s thought the determine has been ‘considerably influenced’ by the influence of local weather change.
Elements of Britain will take pleasure in ‘unusually heat temperatures for October’ this week with highs of as much as 72F immediately and 77F by the weekend, forecasters say.
At the moment it was reported that circumstances can be heat and muggy for a lot of areas – with a North/South cut up immediately as England and Wales expertise cloud and rain whereas Scotland sees sunshine.
However there ought to then be largely dry climate for the remainder of the week in England and Wales with the odd scattered bathe as temperatures construct in the direction of the weekend.
There can be highs of as much as 70F (21C) for the South and 64F (18C) for the North from tomorrow till Friday. Then, Saturday might see 75F (24C) and Sunday 77F (25C).
The Met Workplace mentioned common excessive temperatures for October are usually round 64F (18C) within the South East and 61F (16C) within the South West, Midlands and North.
This week will proceed a heat autumn that started with one of many prime two hottest Septembers on file. The Met Workplace will verify later immediately the place it ranked.
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September 2023 was one of many prime two warmest Septembers on file, in a collection which dates again to 1884. Its closing place can be confirmed immediately.
For the primary time in September, temperatures exceeded 86F (30C) for seven consecutive days final month.
A excessive of 92.3F (33.5C) on September 10 was the UK’s hottest day of the yr.
The UK’s hottest day of the yr occurring in September has solely occurred on 4 earlier events.
Yesterday was the UK’s warmest begin to October in 12 years as Wisley in Surrey hit 75.4F (24.1C).
Yesterday additionally noticed the best October temperature in 5 years.
The Met Workplace mentioned ‘unusually heat temperatures for October’ are potential within the South this weekend and subsequent week. The common excessive for October is often 64F (18C) within the South East.
Yesterday was the UK’s warmest begin to October in 12 years, in addition to the best October temperature in 5 years as Wisley in Surrey hit 75.4F (24.1C).
However the mercury has to go some solution to be a record-breaker for October, with the all-time excessive of 85.8F (29.9C) set at Gravesend in Kent on October 1, 2011.
At the moment, low stress will sit to the North West as climate fronts transfer throughout England and Wales, bringing downpours regardless of highs of 72F (22C) within the South.
The Met Workplace mentioned it could really feel ‘heat and muggy beneath cloud and rain’, however there could be sunshine and showers elsewhere. The North can be 63F (17C).
Tonight, a lot of the UK will see moist circumstances, with areas of southern England, Wales and Scotland anticipated to be hit with the heaviest showers.
Within the South East, particularly close to and round London and East Anglia, these showers can be thundery and protracted – however will probably be drier for northern England.
Tomorrow, early rain will clear the South East to go away a contemporary however brilliant day, with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. There can be highs of 66F (19C) within the South and 63F (17C) within the North.
Wednesday will deliver rain throughout Scotland and Northern Eire, whereas there can be sunshine and showers for England and Wales. Will probably be 64F (18C) within the South and 63F (17C) within the North.
A ridge of excessive stress is predicted over the UK on Thursday amid variable cloud with gentle showers and highs of 66F (19C) within the South and 64F (18C) within the North.
Then on Friday there can be additional heavy rain shifting in throughout the North with 64F (18C) highs, whereas will probably be dry within the South with spells of hazy heat sunshine and hotter with maximums of 70F (21C).
BBC Climate is then forecasting temperatures in London this weekend of 75F (24C) on Saturday and 77F (25C) on Sunday. The Met Workplace expects 72F (22C) on Saturday and 73F (23C) on Sunday.
It has been the joint-warmest September on data in a collection which works again to 1884, in accordance with provisional Met Workplace statistics
Forecasters predict UK will delight in sunshine with ‘unusually heat’ 77F set to hit in first week of October. Pictured: Commuters using on the tube within the sizzling climate
Common excessive temperatures for October are usually round 18C (64F) within the South East
The Met Workplace mentioned there was a ‘rising sign for one thing a lot hotter’ in the direction of the weekend.
Its lengthy vary climate forecast for this Friday till Sunday, October 15 mentioned: ‘A cut up in circumstances is prone to develop throughout the UK early within the interval.
‘Additional rain is predicted in north-western areas, which might flip heavy, notably over greater, westwards-facing floor and robust winds are additionally potential in these areas.
‘Southern areas, in distinction, are prone to stay a lot drier with gentle winds and a few clear spells, which might result in some in a single day patches of mist and fog.
‘Temperatures are prone to be above common for a lot of, particularly so within the South the place some unusually heat temperatures for October are potential.
‘These temperatures are prone to pattern downward towards center of the month, with the North West / South East cut up additionally slowly turning into much less distinct because the climate turns into usually extra changeable.’