THE START of September – seen by many to mark the dawn of autumn – will be met by some fine, dry and warm temperatures, with the south coast of England expected to get the best of the weather.
The forecast is in keeping with a summer dominated by extreme heat and low rainfall.
Marco Petagna, senior forecaster with the Met Office, said that much of the country would be in line for a brief increase in temperatures.
He said: ‘Saturday, Sunday and Monday are looking like a bit of a return to warmer days.
‘Between now and then things will be around about average for this time of year - high teens to early 20s.
‘But as we get into the weekend and early next week we can expect highs of 23C (73F) and 24C (75F) on Saturday in the south east of England, maybe 25C on Sunday, and maybe even slightly higher on the Monday.’
He said the warm weather would be caused by high pressure and a slight wind bringing temperatures from continental Europe with it.