THE sunny weather has seen Brits hit the racecourse and beaches as temperatures soar above Spain.
Autumn weather is due to be postponed by a 10-day heatwave which should see highs of up to 23C in some parts of the country today.
Race goers basked in the sunshine for day four of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster.
The beaches of the south-coast were packed with sun seekers soaking up the summer like weather.
The Met Office forecast mainly settled conditions with “warm sunshine” for up to two weeks, until the end of September.
After 23C today the Met Office forecast 25C for Sunday and – after a showery Monday – widespread sunshine from Tuesday as highs climb back to 25C next weekend.
Some 20,000 beach visitors are expected in Brighton today as daytrippers clog coastal routes including the A23 to Brighton and A31 to Dorset.
Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “After 25C on Sunday, a fresher Monday follows – but highs climb through the week, with the mid-20s, maybe 25C, at end of the week.
“There will be sunny spells widely from Tuesday, with high pressure and a lot of tropical air being drawn up.
“It’s a definite change after an unsettled early September.
“And the week from September 23 also looks like remaining fairly settled with high pressure, although the North-West may see some more unsettled weather at times.”
The Met Office website said most of Britain is set for “plenty of sunshine and warmth” over the coming days.
It added that next week will bring: “Predominantly settled conditions across the UK, with any wet and windy weather confined to the far north.
SPONSORED CONTENT: How to save £219 a year off your energy bills
BEAT energy price rises year after year with Switchcraft. It’s free and it could save you an average of £219 a year.
- Sign up, easily compare tariffs and switch
- Once you sign up, Switchcraft will automatically find you a cheaper deal when a better tariff comes up, saving you time, hassle and money.
- It takes just 3 minutes. That’s it!
- Get £5 cashback and never worry about switching again
- Click here to get saving!
News UK has a brand partnership with Switchcraft. The £5 will be paid into your bank account within four months of completing the switch. Prepayment meter customer customers will receive a £5 Amazon voucher. Open to those 18 and over. UK residents only. Click here for full T&Cs.
MOST READ IN NEWS
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “26C is possible later in the coming week as a thrust of subtropical air brings Indian Summer-style conditions, with plenty of warm sunshine and beach weather for parts.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Subtropical southerlies bring the prospect of fine, warm weather.
“The mid-20s may be seen, more typical of midsummer, before a downward trend in temperatures towards September 29.”
A woman on the water ride on Brighton Pier[/caption]
Sun seekers on the beach at Brighton[/caption]
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.