BBQs out! It’s set to be SCORCHIO in Chesterfield! Rejoice!

We may now be in meteorological autumn – but it looks like Cestrefeldians are soon set to enjoy some summery weather.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 6:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 6:34 pm

According to the Met Office, temperatures in the town are forecast to hit 25C on Tuesday and Wednesday next week with no rain – but enjoy it while it lasts.

Matt Hugo, a meteorologist with MetraWeather, said: “Summer’s last hurrah is likely on the way into early next week with residual warmth for many – but then there’s a clear trend for a far more autumnal outlook as September progresses as we see the jet stream kick into gear with a more westerly weather-type likely.”

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In its long-range forecast covering the period September 7 to 16, the Met Office says: “Conditions are expected to become less settled through this period, though confidence is low at this time.

“Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, the focus of these perhaps across western areas, while some parts of the east may well hang on to largely dry conditions for much of this period.

“It will also be windy at times, this particularly so around some southern and western coasts and over the hills.

“There is the potential for some of the rain to be heavy at times, with the risk of some thunderstorms mixed in.

“Temperatures are likely to trend warmer than average across all parts, perhaps becoming very warm at times across sunnier parts of the east.”

By the meteorological calendar, the first day of autumn is always September 1, ending on November 30.

However, astronomically-speaking, autumn 2021 begins on September 22 and ends on December 21.

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