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An ‘African plume’ could bring a 23C Indian summer to the UK for Halloween

Thought you’d seen the last of the heatwaves? Think again

Written by
Faima Bakar

A common Halloween conundrum is whether taking a jacket or coat with you on your spooky adventures will ruin the look. But it’s not a worry you’re likely to have this year – as an Indian summer (yes, really) would be on the way.

An ‘African plume’ is heading to the UK and will push the mercury up to 23C, say forecasters. The slightly warmer weather is set to last until Halloween on October 31.

Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said: ‘An exceptionally-warm plume of air from north-west Africa looks like it’s being pumped across Europe and to Britain, with up to the low 30s in France, and over 20C in southern Britain.’

A Met Office spokesperson added: ‘There’s a good signal for higher temperatures thanks to a southerly airstream with very mild or warm air.’

The south of the UK is set to be warmer than the north, with temperatures potentially reaching the mid-20s. 

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