Brits set for 23C Indian summer that will see country bask in temperatures hotter than GREECE

BRITS are set to enjoy an Indian Summer sending temperatures soaring to a sizzling 23C – hotter than Greece.

The UK has been lashed by heavy rain and monster winds after Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh hit bringing a danger to life warning.

An Indian Summer will send temperatures soaring to 23C
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But the weather looks set to do a U-turn this week with temperatures beginning to climb to 23C by Thursday – making it hotter than Athens.

The south, Wales and the Midlands will see the best of the weather with glorious sunshine as Brits enjoy an Indian Summer.

But the north will see more wind and outbreaks of rain through the week and cloudier skies – although temperatures will still be warmer than the recent chillier conditions.

And sunshine is predicted for most the UK this weekend after last Saturday and Sunday were washed out by the two named storms.

Two girls splash in the sea at Bournemouth today
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Sunseekers enjoy the autumnal weather in St James’ Park today
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Londoners enjoyed the sunny weather today
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Swimmers brave the chill this morning in Portsmouth, Hants
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A picturesque scene in Godalming as Brits prepare to bask in warmer weather this week
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The Indian Summer will make the UK hotter than Greece
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The sun shines on Treen, Cornwall, today
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Cornwall enjoyed sunny weather today as the UK begins to warm up
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The Met Office said: “A north-south split will develop through the middle of the week, becoming cloudier and windy with some rain in the North. but remaining settled, dry and mostly sunny in the South.

“Through the rest of September the weather should stay largely settled with long spells of sunshine and generally light winds.

Weymouth Beach gets a clean up ahead of this week’s warmer weather
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Sunbathers enjoy the weather today in Bournemouth
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A walker strolls along Weymouth Beach today
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“For October, settled and drier conditions are likely to dominate across many parts of the UK during the beginning of this period.”

Storm Ali last week sent Britain grinding to a halt with 100mph winds grounding planes, closing roads and leaving more than 170,000 people without power.

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii, died after the caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff near Clifden in Co Galway.

A paddleboarder makes the most of the weather in Bournemouth today
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Serene Weymouth Beach this morning
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And an engineer, aged in his 20s, was then killed by a falling tree in Slieve Gullion Forest Park in Newry, Northern Ireland.

A woman in Cheshire was seriously injured when a tree fell on to her car in the high winds – fire crews eventually freed the woman before she was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

As the clean up began, Storm Bronagh then slammed into the UK with strong winds and heavy rain causing travel chaos.


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