Indian summer


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Indian summer

a period of unusually settled warm weather after the end of summer proper

Indian summer

[′in·dē·ən ′səm·ər]
(climatology)
A period, in mid-or late autumn, of abnormally warm weather, generally clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights; in New England, at least one killing frost and preferably a substantial period of normally cool weather must precede this warm spell in order for it to be considered a true Indian summer; it does not occur every year, and in some years there may be two or three Indian summers; the term is most often heard in the northeastern United States, but its usage extends throughout English-speaking countries.

Indian summer

a period of mild, dry weather occurring in U.S. and Canada in late autumn. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
See: Autumn
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USA], Oct 25 ( ANI ): Researchers claimed to have created a tool that can effectively predict the onset and retreat of the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM), which affects billions of people in the agriculture-based economy.
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An Indian summer is when it's much warmer than average after the first frost of the year.
Since the forecast came out, the media has been awash with claims of an Indian Summer, but the Met Office claim it's incorrect.
This centre of high atmospheric pressure usually guarantees good weather for Ireland - but Met Eireann stressed we may have to wait until the end of September or the start of October for a real Indian summer.
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