What a turn up for the record books after Brits endured one of the coldest and wettest summers in over 25-years.
Yesterday the UK Weather rewrote the record books as the country baked in glorious temperatures in over 100-years.
And there’s more good news for UK sun-lovers, tomorrow is expected to be one of the hottest October days ever with the temperatures heading for a whopping 32C (90F).
Yesterday millions of Brits around the nation enjoyed the unexpected highs similar to 29C (84F) recorded in South Yorkshire and 27C (82F) in York.
UK Weather forecasters said that the wonderful Autumn heatwave was due to high pressure across central Europe:
“Mediterranean air was extending its reach further northwards than usual”, said Jonathon Powell of Positive Weather Solutions.
Millions of people took advantage of the Autumn heatwave by flooding beaches and parks to make the most of the sunshine and record temperatures.
The Met Office said Septemberâ€™s average central England temperature was 15.5C (59.9F). That made it hotter than June, July and August, which averaged 13.8C (56.8F), 15.2C (59.3F) and 15.4C (59.7F).
But with the highs come the lows as fears mount that the UK Autumn heatwave will cost the economy as much as Â£17million due to staff pulling sick leave over the coming few days.
According to figures released by UK Absence management Company FirstCare people taking unauthorized sick leave had risen by 5 per cent on Wednesday as temperatures reached glorious highs of 27C (81F).