Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween ever, with the temperature reaching 23.6C at Gravesend in Kent, smashing the previous record of 20.0C.

The unseasonally warm temperatures have been caused by a blast of hot air from Spain and Portugal.

Unfortunately, the fine weather isn't expected to last. The Met Office says it will turn cooler and wetter over the weekend.

These photos of autumnal foliage around Britain should brighten the darkest of days. Send us your autumn photos and we'll include the best in a picture gallery.