Sean Batty's forecast: How long will Scotland's sunny weather last?

Most of the country has basked in lovely sunshine over the past few days.

Most of the country has basked in lovely sunshine over the past few days, and experienced some of the warmest conditions of the year so far.

And it’s here to stay, with Scotland likely to remain the warmest part of the UK.

On holiday Monday, Scotland was the warmest part of the UK with the mercury peaking at 22.8C in Tyndrum, which is the highest of the year so far.

Strathallan was just behind at 22.6C and Bishopton, in Renfrewshire, and Edinburgh were tied on 22C.

The good weather is set to continue through this week in the west of the country with temperatures probably reaching their highest point on Wednesday before coming down a degree or so on Thursday and Friday.

On Tuesday, temperatures will reach 24-25C around Perth, Aviemore, Inverness, Fort William and Glasgow.

Top temperatures on Wednesday are likely around Fort William, Tyndrum, Lochawe, Inveraray, around Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Paisley with 26C possible.

It should be noted that UV levels are near their highest level now with burn times down to around 20-30 minutes and frequent reapplication of sun tan lotion is highly recommended, as well as seeking shade during the afternoons.

At this stage it looks like the largely dry and fine weather is here to stay for at least a few weeks with peak temperatures staying in the 20Cs throughout.

Going by current computer models I’d say highs of 28-29C will be achieved somewhere within the next 2 weeks.

The mainly easterly air flow will mostly keep temperatures more depressed along the east coast with the mid to high teens more likely here.

Posted in