|By Abril Andrade Griffith|
Yesterday, Britain experienced the hottest October day on record. Our national weather service the Met Office said Saturday’s temperature reached 85.8 F (29.9 C) at Gravesend in South East England. This is not so very far from where I live.
It's an Indian summer.
|by Lori Seaman|
"The term Indian summer reached England in the 19th century, during the heyday of the British Raj in India. This lead to the mistaken belief that the term referred to the Indian subcontinent. In fact, the Indians in question were the Native Americans, and the term began use there in the late 18th century."