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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Cumbria basking in the warm glow of October

Anyone planning their holidays should take heed – it appears September and October are the new summer.

Autumn leaves photo
Emily Monkhouse

Cumbria is currently experiencing an extended run of blue skies and sunshine, the like of which we have not seen since spring.

Temperatures on Saturday topped 15 degrees in north Cumbria, levelling at a more autumnal 12 or 13 degrees since then.

A Met Office spokesman said the clear skies and light winds would have allowed the sun to feel much warmer though, and residents in the county are taking advantage.

The weekend saw hundreds of people descend upon Talkin Tarn near Brampton. Heather Thomlinson, manager of the tea room and gift shop at the tarn, reported there were queues for ice creams and the car park was full on Sunday afternoon.

For many, the scenes are reminiscent of last year – although temperatures have not touched the sizzling 24 degrees they reached in Keswick at the end of September 2011.

Northern England is set to continue to enjoy the best weather in the UK, for once delighting in clear, sunny days while the south of the country endures damp, grey, wet days.

 

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Reading this and looking outside at the pouring rain

Posted by Dave on 12 October 2012 at 07:50

I thought my neighbour had hypothermia. Shuddering with cold just coming out to her car parked in sunshine, obviously warm inside. Perhaps the reporter could question this new summer season again when some folks try to get home from work at 2am (suppose some lucky folks finish at 5pm) when they are caught with their car door locks frozen. Then scrape the snow and ice before freezing inside.... Home and no heating on yet due to economies.

Posted by Royl on 11 October 2012 at 17:26

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