Britain Set For Indian Summer This October Half-Term | Quality Unearthed

britain set for an indian summer this october half-term

Britain hasn’t been too kind with the weather this year, and our summer hasn’t particularly been the one we had hoped for! As the days pass by, many of us are left wondering when we will experience the fantastic sunshine the summer season promises us.

Sun in the sky.

Fear not though, meteorologists have confirmed that temperatures in October are set to provide us with the warm weather we have been praying for all year, just in time for the October half-term! This comes with the news that August and September are set to remain consistent in terms of temperature. So, if you are debating which month to book a last-minute staycation, October is going to be your best bet!

The chief meteorologist of The Weather Company, Dr Crawford, is confident in the forecasts that have been recently announced. He has also stated that the high temperatures would remain across the end of the summer period for the majority of areas in Europe, and as a result, we can expect to experience a much milder autumn.

So, why are we getting an Indian summer this year? Well, this is down to a phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation, or NAO for short. This is when two pressure centres, that have a direct effect on the weather flow, have large fluctuations. One of the pressure points is located over Iceland, and the other over the Azores, and when the fluctuations happen within these two points the weather across the entirety of Europe can be affected.

Explaining this further, Crawford states: “The significant North Atlantic blocking, which has been a near-annual occurrence over the past decade, does not appear as if it will materialise this summer, so early predictions indicate that pressure patterns for an unsettled late summer with below-normal temperatures are not present at this time, at least to any significant degree of persistence.”

The forecast also indicates that there will be less rainfall over this period than we have seen in previous years. Obviously, this news delights us here at Quality Unearthed, because it means more happy campers at our luxury glamping abodes!

So, the only question is now, where should you go for the upcoming half-term in October to make the most of this rare occurrence? We have some suggestions…


Glamping wagon in Cornwall.

Cornwall has long been established as the ultimate staycation destination for Britons. Boasting countless miles of coastlines and small wonderful villages, towns and cities, families will find countless activities here to keep themselves entertained over the half-term.

If you’re after a glamping wagon, Cornwall has The Tamar and Lynher Hut to offer; two glamping abodes which are perched on a hill, overlooking the water that separates Cornwall and Devon. Families are just a stone’s throw away from the wealth of shops and attractions that await you in the city of Plymouth. However, most who visit here make the most of the opportunity to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy the tiny, secluded beaches and picturesque views on offer here. Within close proximity are formal gardens, a deer park, beaches and spectacular coastal path to enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride.

Tamar Hut on Cornish hill, overlooking water.



Exterior of Pip’s Place cabin, Wales.

Wales offers holidaymakers a wealth of benefits when it comes to visiting, from the breath-taking natural landscapes, the adrenaline-fuelled activities to the warm welcome the locals will offer you; it is perhaps the best location for families who love the great outdoors.

If you’re looking for a glamping abode with style and quirkiness, look no further than Pip’s Place. This unique cabin has been lovingly designed to create a warm and comforting atmosphere. Located at the top of the popular Three Cliffs Bay, Pip’s Place has plenty of room for a family- with enough room to sleep five! There is even a hammock here and a fire pit, so lazy evenings by the fire gazing at the stars could easily be on the cards!

Cosy living room of cabin, Wales.

We have a number of glamping abodes still available for the October half-term, so if you’re looking to plan a last-minute holiday for your family this year- why not take a look at our website or get in touch with a member of our team today?

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