UK to bask in September warmth

Warm temperatures are expected to return for September

Warm temperatures are expected to return for September

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The warm weather is on its way back - with forecasters predicting a scorching start to September.

The cold, wet conditions of the last few weeks are to give way to a settled spell bringing back memories of the above-average temperatures of June and July.

That was replaced by cooler weather this month - but it is all set to change again next week.

Nick Prebble, forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: "It's turning nice next week, certainly warmer than it's been over the last few weeks.

"From Sunday onwards it will start to settle down, with much of the UK seeing quite a lot of dry weather, due to an area of high pressure coming in, from the south west, then becoming stationary over the UK.

"It's not a completely dry picture, there may be one or two showers, but certainly nothing like the rain we've had over the past weeks.

"Temperatures may be in the mid to high 20s Celsius, particularly in the south east and Greater London, from around midweek, and they may reach as high as 25 (77F) or 26C (79F).

"Even northern Scotland could see 20C (68F) by midweek, which is good for that area in September.

"Pretty much across the UK we will see above average temperatures.

"Unfortunately I don't think it is going to be too long lasting. I think temperatures will be dropping by the following weekend, though they may remain just above average, around the 20C mark, with some rain coming in.

"Hopefully this won't be the last warm spell, the weather can be nice right into November, so I wouldn't write it off yet."

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