While the sky may be grey it’s been pretty warm for September, when the average London high is 18C.
But for those of you missing the sun we have some great news – it’s coming out, and it’s getting even hotter.
Over the next few days temperatures are going to soar to a blistering 29C in areas of London, giving us what might be the last heatwave of 2020.
The Met Office forecast for Heathrow predicts a high of 29C on Monday, September 14, with bright sunshine all day.
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As soon as Thursday, September 10 we’ll be enjoying sunshine and barely a cloud in the sky, with temperatures over 20C.
On Sunday, September 13 it’s forecast to hit highs of 25C, and the warmth will linger for a while, with Tuesday, September 15 also predicted to have temperatures reaching 27C.
The hottest September day in London was recorded in Hampstead in 1911 when it reached a scorching 33.9C, and in September 2016 we also saw temperatures as high as 33.5C.
More long term, the Met Office predicts that things will be pretty changeable, saying: “Overall temperatures are likely to average out to near normal, but are likely to fluctuate with the weather, with the unsettled conditions bringing cooler spells, followed by warmer spells as it settles back down.”
According to the BBC Weather forecast the warm spell will continue, with ten days straight of temperatures above 20C.
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