Scotland weather forecast: Met Office predicts heatwave conditions as parts of the UK to be hotter than Ibiza

After a rather rainy start to the month, this week is set to bring back the sunshine – and lots of it

Glasgow will enjoy searing temperatures of 28 degrees celsius on Thursday

Scotland is in for some sweltering temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday this week, while some parts of the UK are set to be hotter than Ibiza.

The Met Office has announced that Scotland and the rest of the UK will experience “heatwave conditions” towards the end of the week.

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However, unlike England which will see even higher temperatures earlier in the week, Scotland’s time in the sun is likely to be “shorter lived”, starting on Wednesday and ending with possible thunderstorms on Friday.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said: “By Thursday, Northern Ireland and Scotland will join the rest of the country in seeing a shorter lived spell of warm and sunny weather, but we’re also seeing an increased risk of thunderstorms towards the end of the week which is expected to bring an end to the very warm and sunny weather.”

However not every part of Scotland will experience the same amount of sunshine.

Here is what the forecast looks like for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness

for the rest of the week.

Wednesday (24 June)

The Met Office forecast reports that on Wednesday 24 June Edinburgh will see highs of 23 degrees celsius.

Over in Glasgow, Wednesday will bring sunny intervals in the afternoon and highs of 21 degrees.

In Aberdeen there will be highs of 22 degrees celsius and sunny intervals.

In Inverness it will be cloudy, and there will be highs of 19 degrees celsius with sunny intervals.

Thursday (25 June)

Thursday will also see highs of 25 degrees celsius, and sunny intervals throughout the day in Edinburgh.

Glasgow will enjoy searing temperatures of 28 degrees celsius, however there is 50 per cent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon by 4pm.

In Aberdeen there will be uninterrupted sun all day, with highs of 17 degrees celsius and lows of 12 degrees celsius.

Over in Inverness there will be highs of 20 degrees celsius and the day will see sunny intervals.

Friday (26 June)

While Edinburgh on Friday will also enjoy highs of 20 degrees celsius, it will also bring with it light showers by 4pm which will continue throughout the afternoon.

Friday in Glasgow will be mostly cloudy and drizzly, yet it will see highs of 24 degrees celsius.

It will remain cloudy for most of the day in Aberdeen with highs of 18 degrees celsius and lows of 13 degrees celsius.

Meanwhile Inverness will see highs of 26 degrees celsius with 50 per cent chance of thunderstorms by 4pm.

Saturday (27 June)

The temperature will decline by the weekend, with Saturday (27 June) seeing highs of 18 degrees celsius in Edinburgh where there will be light showers by the evening.

On Saturday Glasgow will have light showers with cloudy skies by the afternoon and highs of 17 degrees celsius.

In Aberdeen there will be highs of 17 degrees celsius and sunny intervals.

Inverness will have the highest temperature out of the four cities today, with highs of 20 degrees celsius and light rain by evening.

Sunday (28 June)

In Edinburgh on Sunday, the temperature will drop to 16 degrees celsius.

Meanwhile in Glasgow Sunday will bring light rain for most of the day at highs of 15 degrees.

On Sunday in Aberdeen the temperature will drop to 17 degrees celsius.

While in Inverness there will be highs of 16 degrees celsius and light showers by late morning.

What has caused the high temperatures?

Explaining the cause of the upcoming “heatwave conditions”, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “We quite often see warm, southerly air from the continent bringing these high temperatures to the UK in summer,”

“However this week, the air across the UK has arrived from the Atlantic.

“This Atlantic air will descend and warm up as it moves across the UK and this in combination with clear skies and strong late-June sunshine, we’re seeing temperatures rise.”