This was an absolutely gorgeous day. I remember the day well, it was a Sunday, it was sunny and warm with a balmy breeze, fantastic. Tropical air had flooded northwards behind a warm front during Saturday night and most of the UK had a beautiful sunny day and temperatures rocketed despite the breeze.
25.6C at Hawarden
24.6C at Heathrow
24.1C at Cambridge
23.5C at Elmdon
23.0C at Ringway
Bill Giles did the Beeb forecast that evening which I have on tape and he said it was for most of England and Wales, it was the warmest October day for 10 years (1985)
Here's the league table for that day that he gave
Fort Augustus 21C
So as far north as Carlisle and Newcastle maxima of around 23C were recorded that day
I remember sitting in the garden just after the sun had set that day in a t-shirt. Star gazing. Another memorable from a memorable year, weatherwise.