Weather heating up in Scotland as temperatures set to rise above 20C this weekend

It could be back to ‘taps aff’ for Scots this weekend as forecasts predict hot, sunny conditions returning to the UK in the next few days.

Temperatures are set to shoot up over 20C north of the border, with the west of Scotland likely to see the best of the sunshine.

It’s expected to remain fairly chilly for the next couple of days, with scattered rain, but conditions are set to heat up by Friday.

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The predictions come after the UK experienced the sunniest May on record.

Scots can look forward to hotter, sunny weather by the weekend as temperatures are forecast to riseScots can look forward to hotter, sunny weather by the weekend as temperatures are forecast to rise
Scots can look forward to hotter, sunny weather by the weekend as temperatures are forecast to rise

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: “This week will start dry in Scotland with some sunny spells and temperatures around 13 to 16 Celsius.

“Rain will arrive from the west through tomorrow evening with further showers on Wednesday.

“From Thursday it’ll feel warmer, with temperatures rising into the high teens to low 20s Celsius by the weekend, with some dry and sunny spells - though showers are possible at times.

“Beyond this, into the middle of June, it looks like temperatures will most likely be above normal, however it’s not possible to give temperature details at this stage.”

Elsewhere in the UK, thermometers could soar to nearly 30C as high pressure develops over northern Europe bringing drier days over most parts of the country.

Thunderstorms are also anticipated.

“The first few days of the period, including next weekend and into the start of the following week, should see the driest brightest weather across northern areas of the UK, particularly western Scotland,” according to the Met Office.

“Elsewhere, conditions will be rather changeable with some sunshine but also areas of rain or showers.

“Thunderstorms are also likely in places.

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“Many parts will become warm, perhaps very warm, particularly northwestern areas.”

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