Met Office says Brits set for toasty Bonfire Night as unusual weather continues

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    Brits will be toastier than usual this Bonfire Night as the unseasonably warm weather continues.

    Forecasters say the jet stream bringing hot air from southern Europe will keep us warmer than usual until the end of this week.

    Conditions will continue to be far warmer than usual after hitting 23C in London on Saturday, according to a Met Office forecaster.

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    Temperatures are expected to be as high as 16C on Guy Fawkes night on Saturday, meaning people attending fireworks parties may not need to wrap up as much as they usually do.

    Spokesman Stephen Dixon said it was unusual to see temperatures above 20C so late in the month.

    He added: “The source of the heat can be traced back to the jet stream.

    “A southwesterly airflow is helping to draw in warmer air from the south, but is also sending a succession of weather fronts towards the UK, which results in the interludes of wet and windy weather at times.”

    The balmy conditions are set to continue, only slowly declining towards the low teens towards the end of this week.

    Conditions will remain damp and mild at the start of November, becoming colder and drier before temperatures drop to near normal. Overnight frost and fog is expected by the end of the month.

    It comes after a freakishly-hot 500-mile wide "African plume" gave Britain a 23C (73F) Indian Summer ahead of Halloween – capping our hottest year ever.

    January to September was the hottest first nine months of the year since Met Office records began in 1884.

    October so far is 1.5C warmer than the month’s overall average temperature, Met Office figures for central England show.

    Dr Mark McCarthy of the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre said: “It was the warmest year so far up to the end of September, with each month since January being warmer than average.

    “2022 is on track to be one of the warmest years on record if warmer-than-average conditions persist.”

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