Hello Indian Summer! Temps to hit 28C this week

A hot weekend with the promise of more high temperatures to come this week has raised the hopes of an Indian summer for Britain.

After enjoying some of the best summer weather since 2006, it seems the UK's good run is set to continue into autumn.

Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, Leon Brown, told Aol Travel: "This week will become a lot warmer again as high pressure builds over central to eastern Europe and southerly winds will bring warmth northwards again to the UK.

"We will see temperatures reaching 26C to 27C by Wednesday across central and eastern England, and possibly 28C in London."

Greg Dewhurst, Met Office forecaster, told the Daily Telegraph: "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."

The weekend saw the beaches in the likes of Bournemouth and Brighton packed out again. One beachgoer from Poole told the Daily Mail: "The weather is fantastic, I hope this is a sign of more to come.

"We haven't had a summer like this in years, so when I saw it was the first day of September on the calendar I felt disappointed as it means it's coming to an end.

"But with a gorgeous day like this it looks like I'm wrong, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for an Indian summer."

And she's not the only one.

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