Britain is set for an Indian Summer with a global forecaster predicting above-average temperatures well into October because of an ‘amazing’ spell of weather.

Much of Europe will also enjoy warmer temperatures than usual with milder conditions lasting well into the autumn.

Temperatures in October are expected to be ‘above normal’ with values in August and September likely to remain stable, according to the latest global outlook.

Dr Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist of The Weather Company, said forecasts were confident that higher temperatures would remain across most of the continent with just parts of Scandinavia and north-western Russia likely to feel a chill.

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“The persistence of the weather pattern since April has been rather amazing,” said Dr Crawford.

“Above-normal temperatures over most of the mainland will likely continue through August into early autumn, with below-normal temperatures continuing across Scandinavia into north-western Russia.”

There will also be less rain than usual although there is some threat to the prolonged dry spell from fluctuating conditions in the North Atlantic.

This weather phenomenon, known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), consists of two pressure centres that affect the weather flow towards the UK. One is an area of low pressure typically located near Iceland, and the other an area of high pressure over the Azores. Fluctuations between the two affect the weather in Britain and Europe.

Dr Crawford added: “The significant North Atlantic blocking, which has been a near-annual occurrence over the past decade, does not appear as if it will materialise this summer, so early predictions indicate that pressure patterns for an unsettled late summer with below-normal temperatures are not present at this time, at least to any significant degree or persistence.

“However, there is still a chance that the forthcoming tropical cyclone season could disrupt the weather across Europe; re-curving tropical cyclones always have the potential to significantly disrupt previously stable patterns.”

For the August-October 2017 period, The Weather Company is forecasting the following temperatures:


● Nordic region – Cooler than normal

● UK – Near normal

● Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal

● Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal


● Nordic region – Slightly warmer than normal

● UK – Near normal

● Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal

● Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal


● Nordic region – Warmer than normal

● UK – Warmer than normal

● Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal west, cooler than normal east

● Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal west, cooler than normal east​