Scotland weekend weather: Sunny skies and highs of 18° forecast with clouds expected to draw closer as the weekend goes on

Sunny skies with some clouds are expected across the weekend with rain set to kickstart next week’s lockdown easing weather, say forecasters.

A chilly start followed by sunny skies across the vast majority of Scotland is expected to be on the cards for Friday, April 23, Met Office weather experts have said.

Low single figures (as low as three degrees) with a frost in a few places but a “bright start” will grace the country this morning.

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“Long spells of sunshine from the word go”, said a spokesperson from the Met Office when talking about how Friday’s weather will play out across Scotland.

However, there will be exceptions such as the Northern Isles which will experience light clouds and the Grampians may experience a “rather cloudy afternoon.”

Temperatures as high as 18° in Glasgow and 15° in Edinburgh are expected in Friday late afternoon at around 4pm.

However, on Saturday morning, April 24, there will be more clouds in the east which will mean less frost but overall a ‘cloudier day’ is expected in a few places.

Although a sunny day after a chilly start is expected on Saturday for the vast majority in Scotland.

Woman enjoys the sun as she cycles in South Queensferry near the Forth Bridges (Photo: SWNS)

It is expected to brighten up for places such as Edinburgh by the afternoon recording temperatures of 11° at 4pm.

Yet, in places such as Angus and Aberdeenshire and the Borders – around the North Sea coast – the cloud is expected to remain.

Temperatures of 11 to 13° are predicted in those areas – “not feeling that warm”, says the Met Office.

In contrast, the west on Saturday will seem to mostly escape the clouds but temperatures will still be slightly lower than on Friday.

Glasgow and the South-west is expected to record highs of 16° at 4pm on Saturday.

On Sunday, April 25, it is looking “largely dry” but a “touch cooler” for most of the day in Scotland, says the Met Office.

However, there will be cloudier skies in general with some sunnier spells.

Towards the end of the day, some showers will start to approach from the North so we will see some rainfall as we begin the new week.

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