More evidence of global warming (as if we needed it) from Mondays Guardian.
Apparently average UK temperatures for September, October and November look set to break the 12C mark for the first time.
The previous highest temperature for autumn in central England was 11.8C, set in 1731.
A spokesman for the Met Office said it is "virtually certain" that this autumn will be the warmest for 300 years, and the forecast for the next few days is for further mild weather.
The spokesman also said it is "possible" that 2006 could be the warmest year on record, despite the cold spring.