As the country enjoys a long bank holiday in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we could be in for the hottest day of the year so far.
Thousands are expected to flock to the coast, attend street parties and have barbeques across the country to mark the occasion.
The weather forecast is good news for those planning any outdoor events with temperatures set to soar into the high teens and even above 20C.
STV Weather presenter Philip Petrie said the change in the weather is thanks to a large area of high pressure moving in from the northwest.
“It means we’ll have largely fine, dry and sunny conditions right the way through the weekend – and high temperatures,” he said.
“Friday will be a dry day, and warm, particularly in the west where temperatures could climb to 19C – a little cooler in the east thanks to an offshore breeze, but still sunny across the board.
“It’s a fantastic day to come on Saturday – Scotland will be the best spot in the whole of the UK in terms of sunshine and dry weather, as further south across England, Wales and Northern Ireland there will be increasing amounts of cloud and the chance of some heavy showers.
“By Sunday we do see just a little bit more in the way of cloud, but still a dry and bright day to come and the chance we could see our warmest day of the year so far – the temperature to beat is 21C.
“Add to this the fact that pollen levels are still low across Scotland, as we are just on the cusp of the grass pollen season starting, it means hay fever sufferers can get out and enjoy the celebrations too.”
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