Portsmouth to be hotter than Athens as Indian summer continues

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An Indian summer has brought improved weather to Portsmouth and the surrounding area over the last couple of days – and that is set to continue again. 

After a stormy start to Autumn, with two yellow weather warnings for wind issued for Portsmouth last week – the weather has improved throughout this week. 

Temperatures will hit 20C in Portsmouth today. Picture: Neil Marshall

Temperatures will hit 20C in Portsmouth today. Picture: Neil Marshall

And today (September 27) is set to be the hottest day of the week, with temperatures are set to hit 20C across the city today (September 27).

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So hopefully you haven’t put your summer clothes and sunglasses away just yet! 

The 20C temperatures will mean that Portsmouth is actually warmer than the Greek capital Athens – which is set for 19C temperatures and cloudy weather. 

Here is the forecast for the rest of the week: 

Portsmouth 

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Saturday – Cloudy – 15C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

Havant

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny – 17C

Saturday – Cloudy – 15C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

Gosport

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Saturday – Cloudy – 15C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

Fareham

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Saturday – Cloudy – 16C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

Waterlooville 

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny – 16C

Saturday – Cloudy – 15C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

Hayling Island

Thursday – Sunny – 20C

Friday – Sunny intervals – 17C

Saturday – Cloudy – 16C

Sunday – Cloudy – 15C

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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 – where spells of warmer weather in autumn can be more common. 

With the Indian in Indian summer potentially referring to Native Americans and not the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent.