FORECASTERS are predicting a late burst of summer sunshine and warm weather as North Devon heads into autumn.
Temperatures reached 22C in some parts of the south yesterday as families made the most of the last weekend of the summer holidays.
Forecasters predict the weather will be even rosier this week, with temperatures in parts of the country expected to reach highs of 28C.
North Devon will remain predominantly overcast this week, with bursts of sunshine on Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Friday.
The Met Office has confirmed this summer was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006.
This summer there was an above average 588 hours of sunshine in the UK making it the seventh sunniest in the records going back to 1929, the Met Office said.
“It’s likely this summer will finish around eighth to 10th warmest in the national record dating back to 1910,” a Met Office spokesman said.