Britain looks set for Indian summer
Britain is in for an Indian summer which may see temperatures soar up to 27C next week, according to meteorologists.
Forecasters at the Met Office say there are signs that suggest there will be several days of warm and dry weather.
The south and east of the country should benefit the most, with temperatures up to 27C, compared with an average maximum of 16.1C for September.
Chris Tubbs, Met Office chief forecaster, said: "It's too early to give precise detail, but the dominant signal is for much of the UK to get some fine weather from Tuesday onwards.
"Temperatures could be unseasonably warm in places, certainly well above the average for this time of year.
"The settled weather is set to last for several days and could carry on into the start of October, giving us a welcome respite from the windy and wet conditions which have dominated for the past few weeks."
A spokeswoman for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "From next Monday there will be high pressure and it will be nice and dry, with temperatures easily into the 20s.
"The parts of the country that are likely to benefit the most stretch from the Midlands to the east of England and southern parts of East Anglia."
One event that might be affected by the good weather is the Great Gorilla Run 2011 on Saturday, a fun run in London which will see 1,000 participants run seven kilometres in dark furry gorilla costumes.