Scotland's weather: Temperatures set to soar to 30C next week

Britain is due to bask in warm weather next week with temperatures predicted to climb above 30C.

The mercury is set to rise in Scotland next week. Picture: Scott Louden

Hot air from the south will push the weather above average for August - possibly topping the record for the year so far.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: “Temperatures are likely to climb. At the moment they are a little bit below average for the time of year because of the north-western flows.

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He said that a “good chunk” of the country, including Scotland, would enjoy the hot conditions, but that it was a “bit early” to call it a heatwave.

Bookmakers Coral is odds-on at 1/4 that temperatures will reach 30C or higher before the end of this week, and are offering 2/1 odds that the record high temperature of 38.5C will be broken in the UK this summer.

John Hill, a spokesman for Coral, said: “If the forecasts are correct, we have a two-week heatwave to look forward to this month which has promoted a gamble on this August being the hottest ever and for the record high temperature to be broken in the UK this summer.”

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