Saturday, October 1, 2011

Britain to bask in hottest October ever as heatwave continues through the weekend

The autumn heatwave is expected to reach its peak this weekend after Friday saw temperatures of 84F (29.2C)

Forecasters are predicting that the current record high for October of 84.9F (29.4C) will be shattered as the autumn heatwave reaches its peak this weekend.

They believe they could even top 86F (30C) or higher in some parts of the country.

The forecast comes as the country entered its fourth day of an unprecedented Indian summer which has seen it experience temperatures higher than the Bahamas and Hawaii.

Eleanor Crompton, Met office forecaster, said: "There is a good chance of records being broken and temperatures could even get as high as 30C (86F)."

Temperatures yesterday reached 84F (29.2C), the hottest for the end of September on record. more