Spring has finally sprung as warmer weather conditions on the way

Following weeks of cool conditions, things could be hotting up this week with highs of 20C in some areas.

After weeks of cool conditions, things finally look like warming up this week – at least for some of us.

A warm plume of air is being drawn north from Libya into central Europe, with temperatures close to 10C above normal in some spots. This air is drawn towards Scotland in the coming days with a significant boost in our temperatures from Wednesday.

The best of the warm and sunny weather will be in the west of the country from midweek, but we need to get Tuesday out of the way first when there will be more rain.

On Tuesday while rain affects the west of the country the best of the weather will be in the north and east with temperatures hitting 17C in Edinburgh, the Moray coast and the north Highlands.

However, on Wednesday and Thursday the east swaps with the west, and cloudier skies and drizzle, along with occasional haar will affect the east coast. The west will become much sunnier and warmer with many spots enjoying their warmest conditions of the year so far.

Temperatures by Thursday could reach 20C over inland parts of Argyll and around Glasgow. This will feel very warm after the cooler conditions we’ve experienced recently. The east coast is more likely to stay around 11-13C.

The warmest air gets cut-off this weekend and early next week, with the possibility of cooler conditions coming from the north or north east.

If you’re a hayfever sufferer it’s likely that you’ll feel the affects of rising pollen levels later this week in the west. It’s also worth noting that UV levels are on the rise too as we close in on the summer solstice in about seven weeks time.

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