Indian summer will last into next week

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UNSEASONAL temperatures across the county are to continue over the weekend and into next week.

With thermometers hitting 26 degrees, the strange autumn weather has seen coats and scarves swapped for shorts and sunglasses as people take to the great outdoors to soak up the rays.

A Met Office spokesperson, said: “Derbyshire has seen a lovely warm and sunny end to September and this is set to continue for the next few days.

“The reason why we are seeing this unseasonable warm spell is due to an area of high pressure which has developed across much of central Europe, centred on Germany and Poland. Temperatures will be up to 26 degrees over the weekend with lots of sunny spells.

“Monday will be another warm and sunny day however we will see conditions returning to normal through the week.”

Despite the heat, ice cream sales haven’t soared, according to Chesterfield-based seller, Frederick’s.

Director, John Frederick, said: “We haven’t really had an uptake in sales because the hot weather has fallen in the week. It has made a little bit of difference, but Saturday and Sunday will be the telling tale. We are expecting higher sales at the weekend.”

But not everyone is able to enjoy the weather. Our Facebook fan, Wendy Joel, said: ““ould love to be having a day in the sunshine, alas, I am in the office all day. Hope it stays good for the weekend.”

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