UK weather forecast – Brits hit the racecourse and beaches in glorious 23C sunshine to kick off TWO-WEEK Indian summer heatwave

UK weather forecast – Brits hit the racecourse and beaches in glorious 23C sunshine to kick off TWO-WEEK Indian summer heatwave

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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.

Britain is in for a beautiful few days of weather, starting from today
Racegoers at the Doncaster course for the final day of the St Leger

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.

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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.”

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The beach at Bournemouth filled up in the hot weather
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Heather Twist takes her nine-year-old horse Zeb for a leisurely gallop along the beach in Southport, Merseyside
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Sun seekers on the beach at Brighton[/caption]

A man back flips into the sea at Brighton
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The weather map of the UK shows the blast of warm air across the country

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