Hot weather to remain through weekend but thundery showers ahead

Thundery downpours may interrupt the sunny spells by the end of the weekend.

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Saturday may be the last of the hot weather for most in Scotland, as temperatures are set to dip over the next week.

A cold front will gradually move south through the weekend after starting the far northwest of the country.

The change will bring the risk of thundery downpours in some areas on Sunday.

However, there is still the possibility of high temperatures remaining, particularly in the southeast which could even see peaks of 32C on Sunday.

Parts of England and Wales have been issued with a yellow weather warning for heavy showers which could lead to flooding in some areas and even spots of lightning.

Scotland is not currently facing a weather warning but thundery showers are likely particularly in the northeast, Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders.

Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Although much of the UK will see high temperatures and sunny skies continue on Saturday, in what has a possibility of being the hottest day of the year so far, there’s also the potential for some thunderstorms, which has resulted in a Yellow Warning being issued for much of central England and parts of east Wales.

“Temperatures will begin to trend downwards from Saturday in the far northwest of Scotland, with a cold front gradually moving south through the weekend, bringing with it the risk of some heavy and thundery downpours on Sunday as well. However, the southeast will hold on to the high temperatures the longest and could still reach 32C on Sunday.” 

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