Eastern parts of England are set for a rather pleasant consequence of Hurricane Ophelia, even as other areas battle severe conditions.
Temperatures as high as 25c are predicted to hit isolated parts of east and south east England on Monday, while western and northern parts and Northern Ireland are subject to alerts over strong wind.
The average October temperature is a mild 15c, meaning Monday’s predicted highs would be unusual.
“In readiness, we have already issued Yellow wind warnings for Northern Ireland and parts of western and northern Britain for Monday and Tuesday, suggesting wind gusts possibly reaching up to 80mph in places.
“Although parts of the UK may experience severe conditions, it’s important to realise that not all areas will be affected by this ex-hurricane.
“For example, much of eastern England will be unusually warm for the time of year but quite breezy on Monday and Tuesday.”
Hurricane Ophelia will reduce to a storm by the time it makes landfall later on Monday and will strike three decades after the Great Storm of 1987.
The ’87 storm killed 18 people, and is remembered for BBC weather presenter Michael Fish’s gaffe over predicting its severity.
The record for the highest temperature in October was recorded on the first of the month in 2011, with highs of 29.9c recorded at Gravesend, Kent.