By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
Published: 06:59 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 07:24 BST, 15 September 2020
Britons will be able to enjoy another scorching day today as the Indian Summer continues with temperatures expected to hit 88F.
Yesterday was the hottest September day in four years at 86F, with Britons all over the country flocking to beaches and parks to make the most of the unseasonal weather.
And today could be even warmer, according to forecasters, with the unusual September highs expected to last into next week.
Met Office spokeswoman Bonnie Diamond said that the heatwave is being caused by warm air being drawn north from Spain and Portugal by an area of high pressure.
She said: 'The warm weather is being drawn north from the Iberian peninsula.'
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna added: 'There's been wall-to-wall sunshine.'
Beach goers enjoy the warm, hazy, late afternoon sun in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday, with soaring temperatures hitting the UK
People enjoy the water at Warleigh Weir on the river Avon near Bath in Somerset yesterday as temperatures soar across the UK
Beach goers make the most of the Indian summer at Bournemouth beach, Dorset yesterday, despite new restrictions on gatherings
Yesterday was the hottest September day since 2016 when temperatures peaked at 85F, with the mercury expected to be higher today.
Should temperatures reach 88F today, it will be the hottest September 15 on