Wednesday 9 September 2009, 13:24
It all adds up to a decent spell of dry weather for a change and lots more sunshine. The nights will be chilly but by day it will feel pleasantly warm and don't forget the sun cream, it maybe September but the sun is still strong enough to burn.
Often when we get nice weather at this time of year people start to mention an "Indian Summer" but it's a little early for that.
The term "Indian Summer" actually dates back to the 18th century in the United States.
It can be defined as "any spell of warm, quiet, hazy weather that may occur in October or even early November."...and it's characteristic for these conditions to last for at least a few days to well over a week.
There is some dispute as to the origins of the phrase Indian Summer. One explanation is that cargo ships leaving the UK and crossing the Indian Ocean would wait to set sail until after the end of the monsoon in October; the calmer, drier period following described as an Indian Summer.
Another theory is that the expression comes from the North America in the 18th Century where the Native Indians would take advantage of warm weather in October to harvest their crops and go hunting.
It's a bit late for making hay but enjoy the sunshine and if you're out with your camera please send in your sunny September pics.
You never know I might be able to show them on my Wales Today weather slot.