St Luke's `Little Summer' set to continue into next week

Relaxing in the afternoon sun in October outside St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Picture by Hugh Russell
Marie Louise McConville

THE spell of unusually warm October weather is set to continue over the coming days - with many crediting St Luke for the 'little summer'.

Temperatures will be on the rise towards the weekend - set to peak at an unseasonally 16C on Sunday - and appear to coincide with St Luke's feast day which will be celebrated tomorrow.

Sometimes referred to as an Indian Summer, a warm dry late October, which is considered unseasonal for this time of year, is also dubbed St Luke's Little Summer.

It was said that St Luke was presenting golden days to cherish before the arrival of winter.

Officially, an `Indian Summer' occurs between November 11 and November 20.

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