Heatwave Indian Summer
UK set for Indian summer with temperatures hitting 25C Reuters

The UK is set to bask in three weeks of sunshine and highs up to 25C, with the Indian Summer set to last until the second half of October, according to the Mirror. The Met Office said showers on Monday and on Tuesday will be followed by 20C sunshine on Wednesday.

The next weekend starts a three-week spell of "prolonged" sunshine and dry skies as high pressure "dominates" until the second half of October. The Met Office said the South and East of England will enjoy the best of the sunshine, with just "occasional bouts of wind and rain" in the North and West.

The autumn heatwave will make up for what has been the wettest and coolest summer for four years, Met Office figures show. Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "Monday and Tuesday will be unsettled, Wednesday fine and dry and Thursday and Friday cloudier.

"But from the weekend until the second half of October, high pressure is forecast to dominate, with prolonged sunny and dry periods. "Highs could be in the low 20s next weekend in the South-East, which is above average, and the start of October will feel pleasant for the time of year and could touch 20C. There will be nice, sunny spells, for sure."

Britain has experienced some of the wettest weather in July and August, but it seems that the sun is set to improve in Autumn.

British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said: "Just when you thought summer was all over, an Indian Summer is incoming. "For 10 days and likely more, virtually all parts of the UK can expect an extended run of fine, dry, sunny and warmer-than-average weather. Temperatures are set to rise even further to 23-25C in parts towards the end of the month. There should be some fabulous days to come."

Britain's hottest ever October day was the 29.9C on October 1, 2011, at Gravesend, Kent.