Britain could be set to enjoy an Indian summer as heavy rains hit the country tonight and tomorrow are expected to give way to sunny weather from midweek.
Wind and rain will be replaced by blue skies and sunshine, as temperatures could reach the 60s and 70s, meaning the country will be warmer than the south of France.
But Britons should prepare for bad weather throughout today and into tomorrow as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy and persistent rain.
The warning covers much of the south-west of England and Wales today and includes the north-east for tomorrow.
Forecasters expect persistent and at times heavy rains and strong winds for northern England and south-eastern Scotland, while the rain will turn to heavy showers and sunny spells in the south and west.
Britain could be set for an Indian summer after heavy rains and the wind gives way to warm temperatures and sunny skies from midweek following an Atlantic hurricane forcing high pressure on the UK. Pictured: Northumberland yesterday
Yellow weather warnings for heavy rain are in place as the Met Office says large parts of the country will see more rain today
Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “Low pressure will dominate the weather for the next few days, sometimes bringing strong winds and heavy rain.
“Further coastal gales are possible in the south and west late Monday and through Tuesday as another weather system arrives from the Atlantic.
“There are great uncertainties around the trajectory of this system, but it currently looks like it will bring more heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Wales and southern England. “
The mild weather from the middle of the week, however, will be dragged down by the remnants of Hurricane Sam which is currently heading towards Britain.
The old storm system crossing the Atlantic will put high pressure on the UK, experts have said.
It will pull hot air from the mainland pushing thermometers towards 70F by Thursday, forecasters say.
Former BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond said: “It will be an Indian summer if Sam pushes warm southerly winds and a marked rise in temperatures. ”
Rain warnings are in place for the southwest and Wales on Monday (left) as well as large parts of the north on Tuesday (right)
Experts say Hurricane Sam (pictured) is currently crossing the Atlantic and will cause heavy pressure across Britain
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “Sam’s leftovers are about to bring a change from the wind and rain to a very beautiful period of warm, sunny weather.
“The former hurricane will move to Iceland and allow high pressure to build up across Europe and the UK as fresh air flows from the south.”
“Temperatures will be highest around Wednesday or Thursday.
“In the sun, it can be very hot, and it’s safe to say that we could experience an Indian summer.
“This spell should last a few days, but the pattern could continue for longer, perhaps until the middle of the month.” “
Scotland and parts of northeast England will be warmer than southern Britain with highs of around 70F (21C).
London and the South East could approach the 68F (20C) mark with above-average temperatures forecast nationwide.
However, Brits are expected to bite the bullet for another fall explosion as the middle of the week approaches.
Mr Dale said: “The low pressure will stay on charge until the start of the week and there will be more wind and rain. “
“Sam is arriving on Wednesday and will be moving close to the jet stream before heading for Iceland, allowing the high pressure to build up from the mainland.
“This will cause the weather change with highs of 70F (21C) in the North East of Scotland and parts of the North of England while elsewhere it could reach 64 to 66F.
“This Jekyll and Hyde weather is usual for October. “
A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘There will be rain, at times heavy, with coastal gales affecting England and Wales, drier elsewhere with isolated showers.
“It will be warmer and calmer away from the far northwest from Wednesday. ”