Brits pray for Indian Summer as sizzling 26C temperatures to hit from today

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Brits are preying for a potential Indian Summer brightening up the weather forecast as highs of 26C are set to hit the UK from today.

The Met Office has sparked hopes that the weather will be taking a hot turn in the coming weeks, with predicted temperatures set to be "above average".

The past month has been a mixed bag in terms of weather, with lackluster sunshine and thunderstorms causing havoc.

Although the final days of August are offering brighter and settled conditions, with northern England expected to see 26C or even 27C, warmer days may not be far off, writes Liverpool Echo.

The Met Office long-range forecast predicts high pressure will dominate the end of the month and the early days of September.

"Fine and settled weather across the UK" is expected to arrive, with mercury "rather warm in the west."

The rest of September could be the opposite, with unsettled conditions full of showers as well as dry spells.

However, forecasters are currently seeing signs temperatures will remain high.

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The Met Office forecast for the first week of September says: "It looks increasingly likely that largely settled conditions will persist through much of the rest of this period, though perhaps weak frontal systems bringing light rain and showers at times.

"Winds likely to be light to moderate for most, fresher along the east coasts, and breezier towards the far south, where it may feel cooler."

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For the middle of next month, the weather agency speaks of rainfall and mixed conditions.

It writes: "Confidence decreasing into this period, however, there is a signal for high pressure and associated settled conditions to gradually become less dominant, with a trend towards more unsettled conditions.

"This may bring changeable conditions with periods of showers and longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier spells at times.

"Temperatures are likely to be above average for the time of the year."

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The important note is that the mercury is set to be higher than it normally is, sparking hopes of an Indian Summer and ample opportunity for brighter weather.

Previously, forecasters hoped Brits would see a second heatwave at the end of August, however, weather fronts changed the prediction and it appears the UK is not set to get a final blast of heat before the end of the summer holidays.

It comes after reports it could be one of the wettest summers on record due to the amount of rainfall the country endured.

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