Brits could bask in warmest October 1 in 12 years with highs of 24C

The calm after the storm: Brits could bask in warmest October 1 in 12 YEARS as autumn sunshine returns with temperatures set to soar to up to 24C this weekend

  • Storm Agnes which battered parts of the UK yesterday is set to move aside 

Brits could bask in the warmest October 1 in twelve years as autumn sunshine hits with temperatures up to 24C over the weekend.

Storm Agnes which battered parts of the UK yesterday looks set to move aside and make way for sunshine and drier days – starting with highs of 20C today. 

Temperatures will remain up to 20C as we move into Saturday and by Sunday the mercury could reach 24C in the south east, according to the BBC’s weather centre.

A recording of 24C would make it the warmest October day for four years and the warmest October 1 in 12 years. 

And luckily the bright weather looks set to stick around into next week.  

The sunshine comes after Brits reveled in a September heatwave following a miserable, dreary summer. 

The calm after the storm – a Met Office weather map for today shows the start of brighter conditions ahead

The Met Office says any early cloud and rain in eastern counties on Friday morning will soon clear, leaving a dry and bright day with plenty of sunny spells. 

It will be breezy at first in the east, but winds will ease throughout the day before a dry night. 

Saturday will also be a mostly dry day with possible rain overnight. 

Monday will be cloudy but temperatures will remain in the low 20s. 

Read more: Still reeling from Storm Agnes

The settled conditions follow heavy rain, high winds and power cuts caused by the first named storm of the season this week, Agnes. 

Storm Agnes battered the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, felling trees and ripping a roof off a building amid gusts of 83mph and 1.3in of rain (33mm). 

More than 700 homes lost power in Devon and Cornwall, the RNLI rescued a sailor in a vessel ten miles off Ireland and a fallen tree trapped a pensioner inside his home.

Strong winds hit tents accommodating 350 Ukrainian refugees in County Laois, ferries were cancelled and airlines including easyJet and Ryanair faced disruption.

Strong waves crashed into the promenade at Blackpool in Lancashire on Thursday after Storm Agnes

Large waves reached the shoreline near Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, Cornwall, on Wednesday

Cars pass waves crashing over a wall on Wednesday into the road at Youghal in County Cork

Councillor Aisling Moran said she had received reports that tents had blown down and that large puddles of water were surrounding them. 

Agnes drummed up a high of 83mph winds at Capel Curig in North Wales on Wednesday evening.

Elsewhere, winds were recorded reaching speeds of 68mph at Aberdaron in Wales, 58mph at Glenanne in Northern Ireland, and 54mph in Camborne, Cornwall.

The storm triggered a series of Met Office yellow weather warnings for wind and rain across the UK, with forecasts of damaging winds and big stormy seas.

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