Hottest October day in SEVEN years expected today

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Wednesday is expected to be the hottest October day since 2011 according to forecasters.

The Indian summer weather will warm up Merseyside as temperatures will reach over 20C, with some parts of the UK seeing temperatures reach 25C

Temperatures this week are set to be double the average usually associated with October.

Met Office Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Lots going on with the weather in the next few days starting off with an Indian summer on Wednesday.

“Overnight pretty mild, temperatures holding up, a few fog patches here and there and the rain finally clearing from the north-west.”

“The breeze is coming up from the south which is why it is so mild.Temperatures staying in double digits.

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The meteorologist added: “A beautiful autumn day if you like it warm. Temperatures are really going to rocket as well.

“It may well be the warmest October day for seven years in many places. Temperatures getting up over 20C in quite a few places.”

The warm spell is thanks to warm air creeping up from the south, however, the nice weather isn’t set to last long as stormy weather is on the way.

On Friday storm callum is set to bring heavy rain and strong winds.

Merseyside could see gusts of over 50 mph with other parts of the UK seeing gusts of over 70 mph.

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The Met Office say: “Gusts 50 to 60 mph are likely in some places, with potential for gusts of 70 to 80 mph around exposed coasts and hills.

“High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves.

“There is a chance of gusts over 80 mph in the Western Isles during the afternoon and evening.

“The strongest winds are expected across eastern areas of Northern Ireland during the early morning followed by Scotland from late morning onward.”

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