British weather is expected to have a late autumnal resurgence with some areas reaching 22C on Friday.
Brighter skies and warm weather are set to be maintained until at least Sunday as a sub-tropical front is drawn in from the South West.
In London, sunny weather is reported to peak at 18C on Saturday afternoon far above the average 15C for this time period in mid-October.
However, those hoping to get in the sea in Eastbourne may still need a wet suit.
Temperatures will only reach 17C across Sussex on Saturday.
High pressure and mostly dry conditions are likely to then dominate the UK for much of mid October.
Only the occasional spells of rain are likely in the north and east at times.
But people should make the most of the warmth as we hurtle towards winter.
Senior meteorologist at the Met Office Greg Dewhurst told The Mirror: “We’re now entering the time of the year when the change in conditions becomes really noticeable.
“As we enter October it certainly will get colder. Although snow is not forecast imminently, there is always a real chance in the weeks ahead. It is not uncommon at this time of the year.
“We have already seen snow in Scotland, and we could see some in other parts of the UK further down the line.”