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Britain to ward off winter with 18C ‘Indian Summer’ hot spell

Last week’s overnight frosts are unlikely to return for days with subtropical air sweeping into Britain and allowing for temperatures up to 6C hotter than the average for November

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Britain will ward off winter for a few weeks yet as a weather anomaly is set to bring 10 days of warm sunshine as temperatures soar.

A 700-mile wide band of subtropical air is set to sweep in from the Azores, bringing balmy weather up to 6C above the average for the time of year.

Saturday saw the mercury rocket up to 19C in parts of England, where people are once again confined to their homes for lockdown.

Weekend temperatures surpassed Marseille, France, and the warm spell could last beyond the end of the week, say forecasters.

The highest temperature ever recorded this late in the year was 22.4C on November 1, 2015, in ­Ceredigion, Wales.

The Met Office said the “particularly mild” conditions would last past the middle of the month.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Is it really autumn? An…

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