BRITS will get a final bash at summer this weekend with temperatures hitting 80F — hotter than Madrid.
Eastern parts of England are likely to see the 27C high — while those in the Spanish capital have to make do with a relatively chilly 72F (22C).
The average temperature for this time of year is between 64 and 66F (18C to 19C).
But although it will be unseasonably warm, high pressure moving east means the wind will pick up in some areas.
They could reach speeds of up to 45mph in parts of Wales, western Scotland and the Northern Irish coast.
And the warm weather will not stick around for long as the tail end of Hurricane Humberto blows towards the UK from the Bahamas, bringing wind and rain from Monday — the first day of autumn.
Met Office forecaster Emma Smith said: “On Sunday, the temperature will start to turn downwards. We could still see a high of 75.2F (24C) but that will be quite isolated in the east of England.
“From there on in, we do get unsettled weather day by day with temperatures falling down to where they should be for this time of year.
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“Hurricane Humberto is moving towards us and becoming very quickly downgraded so it’s not going to be a hurricane by the time it gets to us, but it will bring with it wet and windy weather.
She added: “It will be quite unstable all next week with low pressure coming towards us through the jet stream.
“On Tuesday there will be widespread showers — the heaviest showers will be in the South West with a few rumbles of thunder. Most of the rain will be in the North West.”
Lyme Regis, Dorset, saw unseasonably warm sunshine and blue skies on Thursday[/caption]
People enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine on London’s Riverside[/caption]
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will see higher temperatures than Madrid, Spain[/caption]
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