Scotland had its sunniest April on record, according to provisional analysis of the month’s climate statistics by the Met Office.
The country had 204.6 hours of sunshine, beating the previous record set in 1942.
It was also Scotland’s third driest April on record.
Dr Mark McCarthy, head of the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre, said: “Although April 2020 will be remembered for being the sunniest April on record in England and the UK, along with the sunshine, the month was largely dry with mean temperatures well above average for most parts of the UK.
“The UK climate is warming, and it is notable that in a Met Office series from 1884 the Aprils of 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2020 are all in the top ten warmest,” he added.
England and Northern Ireland also had their sunniest April, beating the previous record set in 2015 for both countries.
Wales recorded its third sunniest April behind 2007 and 2015.