Coast set to sizzle in a period of warm weather

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THE south coast will sizzle next week with the Met Office predicting a blast of hot weather.

Forecasters say temperatures will peak at 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday and Thursday.

Met Office experts say the sizzling weather has been caused by high pressure travelling from hundreds of miles away.

The pressure is sitting on the south coast and pushing up hot air from the continent.

Dan Williams, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the south should prepare for sizzling weather.

He added: ‘The area will see some of the hottest and settled periods of weather it has had for several weeks.

‘The temperatures are unseasonably warm.’

Though the weekend will start off with cloudy spells, sunshine and clear skies will break through.

There will be mild, southerly winds and temperatures of 18C (64.4F).

Sunday will see bright, sunny spells, with temperatures topping 18C.

Gusts of more than 25mph will make the region slightly cooler. But next week will be the chance to soak up the rays.

Monday and Tuesday will see temperatures of 66F (19C) and 68F (20C) and highs of 75F (24C) on Wednesday and Thursday will continue into the weekend.

The unusually warm weather is expected to continue into next month.

Temperatures will exceed the current UK average of 16.1C (60.98F) in September and 12.5C (54.5F) in October.