The week-long run of sweltering temperatures is set to come to an end as the weather takes a milder turn.
On Friday afternoon, a new temperature record for May was set after the thermometer topped 29.3C at Achnagart in the Highlands.
Previously, the highest temperature for the summer month had been 29C at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens in 1992.
However, after a weekend of Celsius ratings in the mid-20s the thermometer is moving downwards again. The satellite image above - from Saturday afternoon - shows a cloudless Scotland, which contributed to the high temperatures. But that is all set to change.
In Glasgow and central parts of the country, the temperature will reach the mid-to-high 20s on Monday while people in the north and north-east will have to settle for cooler numbers in the high teens. There is also a chance of rain in the Grampian region on Monday afternoon.
STV weatherman Sean Batty said: “Overall, we are looking at a ten degree drop from last week. By tomorrow, low cloud and mist that are currently in the north and north-east will spread across the rest of the country.
“Temperatures will fall to the high teens in central areas and in the north and north-east to the low teens. By midweek, the weather will turn showery in some places.
“There’s good news for the Jubilee weekend. Although showers will remain in some parts of the north-east, the rest of the country will be dry and pleasant. It will be cool in the north while the south-west, in particular Glasgow and Ayr, will see the best of the sunshine. Temperatures will sit at around 17C or 18C.”
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