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Summer Sunshine Set To Spill Into Autumn
Parts of Britain will continue to enjoy warm summer temperatures as Britain heads into autumn.
Temperatures are expected to increase this week, reaching up to 28C (82.4F) in some areas, according to forecasters.
Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "Meteorologists use September 1 as the start of the autumn, however the weather this week is going to be more akin to summer.
"Temperatures could reach 28 or 29C (84F) in southeast England and East Anglia on Wednesday and Thursday. Bear in mind the average is nearer 21C there.
"With high pressure across the south there will be plenty of sunshine too, after perhaps some misty mornings.
"However fronts will bring cloudier skies to northwestern parts of Britain and Ireland with some rain, mainly in northwest Scotland.
"How long will the heat and sunshine last? It should cool down across western parts on Thursday and eastern areas on Friday - showers will become increasingly likely too as we head into the weekend."
The UK has enjoyed its warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006, according to Met Office figures.
Average temperatures hit 15.2C (59F) which is 0.8C above the average, according to the estimates covering June 1 through to August 28.
In terms of rainfall, the estimate suggests about 189 mm (7.45in) of rain - which is 78% of the UK average, making this the driest summer since 2006 and ranking about 16th driest in the records dating back to 1910.
For southeast England and East Anglia this will be the driest summer since 1995.