Indian Summer Could 'Begin Today' With 22C Expected Next Week
After the summer that we had, does anyone else cling on to as much hope as possible that a little bit more sunshine and warmth is left up there?
Can we dig our shades out one more time, have another all day bender wearing just a t-shirt or even another round of golf - is that too hopeful?
Alright, no, I've never played a round of golf in my life, I just know that it's an activity best played in the sunshine.
Well, maybe it's not too much to ask for after all because the Met Office is expecting temperatures to peak at around 22C and that'll do for us just fine.
Apparently, those in the north will suffer (obviously) and there's more chance of miserable weather, with gusty windy conditions and the odd patch of rain. Because it wouldn't be the north without some drizzle, right?
Met Office forecaster, Helen Roberts, told The Sun: "A north/south split developing through the middle of the week.
"In the south, temperatures will creep up day by day, until reaching a peak of around 22C on Thursday, before conditions become milder approaching the weekend.
"But in the north, conditions will remain unsettled throughout the week."
And 22C is a stark contrast to what we were experiencing last week with Storm Ali.
Just days ago, the winds were so bad across the UK and Ireland that a woman died after a caravan was blown off a cliff in Ireland.
Police have confirmed that the unidentified woman, thought to be in her 50s, was killed after the gusts of around 90mph blew a caravan over the side of a cliff while she was inside.
A spokesperson for the Gardaí (Irish Police) said: "Gardaí at Clifden Co Galway are investigating an incident which occurred at Claddaghduff, Co Galway this morning.
"At approximately 7.45am a report was received that a caravan had blown off the cliff at the above location. A search was carried out on the beach and after a short time the body of a female in her 50s was recovered."
At the time, the Met Office had issued several warnings, including warnings of potential danger to life.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge told the Sun: "The strong winds have only started to arrive.
"We are mostly concerned for the central belt of Scotland where the winds will become increasingly westerly and winds are expected to funnel through low lying valleys.
"There could be significant disruptions through that area due to the large number of bridges. The winds will hit at the end of the afternoon, the main commuting time, so restrictions will be put in place."
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