We always remember the weather as being 'nice' when the kids return to school but this year's 'hot' weather may be part of an Indian summer set to stretch into the next couple of months. September is usually characterised by gradually falling temperatures with daily highs falling from 18 degrees to 15 degrees by the end of the month.
However, the heat this week, thanks to warm Mediterranean air, is bringing higher temperatures than normal with some areas reaching 23 degrees on Tuesday.
Some parts of the UK are set for their hottest autumn day since the 1940's with temperatures as high as 30 degrees.
The unseasonably warm weather is set to continue through the week, although cloud and rain is expected at the weekend.
Next Monday could again see high temperatures return with part of Ireland reaching 20 degrees.
The Met Office in the UK has forecast warmer-than-average temperatures from September to November with their three-month contingency forecast saying: “For September-November, above-average temperatures are more probable than below-average".
Now all we need is the rain to stay away!