Scotland weather: Scorching temperatures and thunderstorms due

A crowded Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. Temperatures could reach 28 Celcius. Picture: Ian Georgeson.
A crowded Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. Temperatures could reach 28 Celcius. Picture: Ian Georgeson.
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TEMPERATURES in Scotland could reach 28C tomorrow making it the hottest day of 2016 so far.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders are predicted to be the hottest areas of the country on Tuesday.

Edinburgh and much of the east coast could enjoy temperatures as high as 25C.

However, the humid conditions are likely to lead to torrential rainfall by the evening.

The Met Office has issued heavy rain warnings for tomorrow and Wednesday across the country.

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The majority of the country will face heavy rainfall from Tuesday evening until Wedensday evening. Picture: Met Office.

The majority of the country will face heavy rainfall from Tuesday evening until Wedensday evening. Picture: Met Office.

Elsewhere in the UK, record highs of 27.6C (81.7F) were recorded in several parts of England on Sunday, nudging ahead of the previous best of 27.4C set on June 6.

Steven Keates, senior forecaster with the Met Office, said: “For the week ahead, the first couple of days are getting warmer.

“Monday will get off to a misty and hazy start in a few places but will be up to 27C (80.6F) in some of the cooler places such as west Scotland.

“London and the Midlands might be knocking on the door of 30C (86F) and then even further - 33C and 34C (93.2F) by Tuesday.

“Things will cool down a bit overnight into Wednesday, but even then it will still be the mid-20s.”

Mr Keates said there will be a handful of isolated thunder storms before the week was out, but that temperatures would largely remain above average for the time of year.

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