Scotland braces for rain as heatwave comes to an end

Scots could face lengthy spells of rain as the dry weather finally finishes.

Scotland could face weeks of drizzle through May after enjoying a short heatwave, the Met Office has warned.

It comes as much of the country experienced a cloudy end to the week with scattered showers in some places.

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The national forecaster said the weather across the UK will be “more changeable and unsettled at times” in the week ahead, as a band of low pressure slowly moves its way southwards from Scotland’s north coast.

Temperatures, which had been in the high teens across Scotland, will fall to around 10C, as a separate front of cold air pushes northwards.

Coastal parts of the country will also experience some “unsettled weather” and strong winds later in the week, but the Met Office said the worst-hit regions would be on the UK’s south and west coasts.

Forecasters predict that the poor weather is likely to continue well into next month, as weather systems in the Atlantic bring in fresh bands of rain.

They held out hope for the second week in May, saying it “appears to have the best chance of more settled and drier conditions”, but admitted that “confidence was low” in that prediction.

Scotland faces weeks of "unsettled" weather.

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