COULD we be in for an Indian summer?
Three solid months of sunshine in a row have made it the best summer on the English Riviera for 25 years, the latest figures for August have confirmed.
After the coldest winter and coldest spring for decades, June, July and August were all scorchers, with high temperatures and low rainfall rivalling the Mediterranean resorts.
Herald Express weatherman Ernest Freed (pictured) predicts an Indian summer, with the sunny spell continuing through September.
Mr Freed said it was the best August since he started taking records in the Bay in 1994.
There were a total of 258 hours of sunshine in August, with an average of more than eight hours sun a day.
Temperatures in August were lower on average than July, but they were still hitting the mid 70s on average.
There was just 1.2 inches of rain (30.5mm) compared to 5.5 inches (131mm) in August 2012.
Mr Freed said: "It's been one of the best possible summers.
"Certainly I believe it's the best since 1994 when I started doing daily reports as Torbay Council's meteorologist.
"After the spell of record rainfall earlier in the year, we have now had three months of minimum rainfall, with 23 days in August without any precipitation at all.
"It has been absolutely great weather for Torbay.
"The Bay was the sunniest place in the country on four days, of those reported nationally."