It’s usually time for big coats – but you may just have to hang fire.
The unseasonably warm weather looks set to continue well into the next fortnight, with forecasts showing highs up to 23C today and 20C as late as October 10 in Heathrow, London, which is often the warmest place in the UK.
Although the temperature is warm, other conditions are mixed during the same period with some predictions of light rain and a gentle breeze.
However, in the London area, Tuesday, October 3, Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 the sun looks set to shine all day.
Maps from WXCharts.com predict similar temperatures – with highs of 20C on Monday, October 2 and Saturday, October 7.
In other parts of the country conditions won’t be as balmy.
In York over the same fortnight, the top temperature is set to reach 19C on just one day – Sunday, October 1.
Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said there will be some warmer weather around for the first 15 days of the month.
He said: “I’ll raise you a 22C peak on those predictions.
“It’s a generally warm move into October and the first half of the month on the cards – however it’s cooler and wetter the further north one travels.”
He added: “I don’t think we will beat the 29.9C October record. What’s been hinted at is a generally sanguine start to October.
“By October 15 we would not expect to see 20C.
“That’s the direction of travel.
“October does have the potential to deliver Indian Summer-like weather at times, but not all the time.”
The predictions of warmer weather come as a ‘danger to life’ weather warning has been issued for vast swathes of Britain today (Wednesday, September 27) – with Storm Agnes expected to batter the UK from midday.
The first named storm of the season is expected to bring damaging and dangerous winds, big stormy seas and heavy rain. It is due to make landfall on the west coast of Ireland this morning, before smashing into the UK with 75mph winds at around lunchtime.
Met Office warns that “injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible”. The national weather forecaster also says that there is a “small chance of injuries and danger to life” from “large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts”.