Portsmouth to bask in Indian summer as temperatures soar this week 

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An Indian summer is set to arrive in the Portsmouth this week and will send temperatures soaring again. 

While autumn officially started on Sunday (September 23), the weather will be feeling unseasonably warm during the middle of this week. 

It is going to be unseasonably warm in Portsmouth this week. Picture: Neil Marshall

It is going to be unseasonably warm in Portsmouth this week. Picture: Neil Marshall

After recent days saw the mercury drop and cooler temperatures arrive in the area as Storm Bronagh hit, an Indian summer will see warmer weather arrive from tomorrow (September 26). 

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With temperatures hitting 20C in parts of our region on Thursday (September 27), which will be hotter than Athens where it will be 19C with thunderstorms. 

Portsmouth will be as warm as the Greek capital on Thursday - with highs of 19C being forecast for the city. 

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Here is the full forecast for the coming days: 

Portsmouth

Tuesday – Sunny day – 16C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 18C

Thursday – Sunny day - 19C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Gosport

Tuesday – Sunny day – 16C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 17C

Thursday – Sunny day - 19C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Havant

Tuesday – Sunny day – 16C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 18C

Thursday – Sunny day - 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Fareham

Tuesday – Sunny day – 16C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 18C

Thursday – Sunny day - 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Waterlooville

Tuesday – Sunny day – 15C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 18C

Thursday – Sunny day - 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Hayling Island

Tuesday – Sunny day – 16C

Wednesday – Sunny day – 17C

Thursday – Sunny day - 19C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

What is an Indian summer? 

Indian summer is the term to describe a spell of unseasonably warm weather – it sometimes happens in Spring or Autumn, and only occurs in the Northern Hemisphere. 

The origin of the term Indian summer is unknown but it is believed to have originated in North America.