Birmingham basked in blistering sunshine as record-breaking temperatures over the weekend left the Second City hotter than Hawaii, Athens and Rome.
Temperatures in the West Midlands peaked at a whopping 29.1C (84F) on Saturday, making it one of the hottest October days since weather records began more than 100 years ago.
The figure, recorded at the Coleshill weather station shortly after 3pm, was just shy of the 29.8 degrees Celcius logged at Gravesend in Kent, the hottest ever October temperature in the UK.
Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the average October temperature is closer to 14 degrees Celcius.
“The hot weather has come about by a prolonged spell of high pressure and south-easterly winds off the continent,” he said.
But it won’t last much longer, with Birmingham’s temperatures set to slide and be back to normal autumn levels by the end of the week.