WEARSIDE is basking in an Indian summer.
July and August may have been a wash-out, but September is going out with a bang.
Our photographer David Allan caught Wearsiders making the most of the unseasonal sunshine.
Freda Smith, from Witherwack, wasted no time in enjoying the sunshine and took her three-year-old grandchildren Talia and Taneecha, down to the beach at Seaburn.
Freda said: “You never expect to have weather like this when it’s almost October – it’s like summer’s made a comeback!”
And the good news is that the soaring temperatures are set to last until the weekend.
Forecasters say the sunshine is here until at least Saturday, and even Sunday is likely to be pleasant, only gradually clouding over later in the day.