Brits will enjoy a burst of tropical warmth this week amid predictions of an Indian summer later this month.

Balmy southerly breezes driven by high pressure will push temperatures towards the mid-20Cs tomorrow.

Thermometers could nudge 25C across southern Britain, much higher than average for early autumn.

And the sultry warmth may be a sign of things to come with a glorious Indian summer looming at the end of September.

Jim Dale of British Weather Services said: “The end of September is looking more settled.

A warm weather front is heading for the UK

“There is a fairly reasonable chance of an Indian summer bringing a couple of weeks of fine weather.

“This will be more noticeable in the north of the country where the warmth of the summer has not been so plentiful.”

Rising temperatures will bring a boost of autumn cheer from today after the chilly weekend.

Highs of 24C are forecast across parts of southern Britain tomorrow before temperatures fall ahead of Friday.

The mini heatwave should see temperatures reach the mid-20Cs

A spokesman for the Weather Company said: “After a cooler weekend, temperatures will return to seasonal normal across central and southern parts of the UK on Monday courtesy of high pressure and a south-westerly wind.

“Tuesday will see sunshine across central and southern parts and to the east of the Pennines lifting temperatures into the low 20Cs.

“Rain will spread south-east during Wednesday on a cold front.”