Sizzling Sunderland’s seaside playground

September's drawing to a close and suddenly summer has made a reprieve with temperatures expected to hit at least 25C in the next few days. Wearside grandmother Freda Smith, from Witherwack wasted no time in making the most of the warm sunshine and took her two grandchildren, Talia and Taneecha, both aged three, 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!"

September's drawing to a close and suddenly summer has made a reprieve with temperatures expected to hit at least 25C in the next few days. Wearside grandmother Freda Smith, from Witherwack wasted no time in making the most of the warm sunshine and took her two grandchildren, Talia and Taneecha, both aged three, 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!"

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WEARSIDE is basking in an Indian summer.

July and August may have been a wash-out, but September is going out with a bang.

Three generations of a Sunderland family enjoy the Indian Summer on Seaburn beach. They are gran Kay Baker, her daughter Gillian Baker and Grandchildren Scarlett 2, and Rosie 1.

Three generations of a Sunderland family enjoy the Indian Summer on Seaburn beach. They are gran Kay Baker, her daughter Gillian Baker and Grandchildren Scarlett 2, and Rosie 1.

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.