Video: Borough set to bask in Indian summer

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THE darker nights may be drawing in – but the sun is still shining bright in South Tyneside.

Residents in the borough are still making the most of the weather as hopes of an Indian Summer are growing.

ON THE BEACH ... Ken Lowther making sandcastles with grand-daughter Abigail Doyle.

ON THE BEACH ... Ken Lowther making sandcastles with grand-daughter Abigail Doyle.

Whether it was by building sand castles or sitting back to enjoy the sun, people soaked up yesterday’s high temperature of 18C.

With the Met Office predicting temperatures will reach 20C today, South Tynesiders could be set for more fun in the sun.

And according to the Met Office’s three-month outlook, the good weather looks set to stay with us throughout autumn.

The probability of the UK’s average temperature for September, October and November being warmer than usual is 35 per cent, and the chances of it being cold stand between 10 and 15 per cent.

The forecast will be welcome after a dreary August, which saw Britain battered by torrential rain, gales and the effects of Hurricane Bertha.

Liz Martin, from Jarrow, who runs her own weather blog,, said: “It’s supposed to be nice for the rest of this week, and the nicer weather is supposed to last until November – everyone should make the most of it.

“We’re told it’s going to be nice and you can look ahead and see that it’s supposed to be, but you never know. One little thing can change it, so people should definitely enjoy it while they can.”

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