Will the warm and dry start to autumn continue into October?

September rainfall across the UK (to 28th). Image: the Met Office.
September rainfall across the UK (to 28th). Image: the Met Office.
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High pressure continues to dominate this weekend with temperatures in Sussex set to remain in the high teens, bringing more sunny, dry weather but also continuing the chilly nights.

The outlook for the beginning of October is for more fine, settled weather before a transition towards more changeable weather next week with some rain.

A dry, sunny but cool September

Provisional Met Office statistics for the month show that September has been drier than average for much of the UK with figures up to the 28 September showing that there has been 53.3mm of rain, only 55% of the September average of 96.4mm.

Parts of south-east England have seen above average rainfall.

Many places have enjoyed a sunny month with 137 hours of sunshine recorded across the UK, this is 10% above the average for September.

However, despite the dry and sunny weather conditions, September has seen some rather cool days and nights.

Mean temperatures across the UK up until the 28 September are 0.8C below normal with minimum temperatures across England and Wales around 1.5C below the September average.

Five UK observing sites have already recorded their first frost of the season.

Check the latest Met Office forecast.

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