Edinburgh weather: Capital to be hotter than major Portugal city in 'mini heatwave'

Edinburgh residents look set for a heatwave as we move into August
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Edinburgh is set to sizzle as temperatures will soar higher than a popular city in Portugal.

This comes as a heatwave is expected to hit the UK, with temperatures reaching the mid-20s. For Edinburgh, Monday is expected to see highs of 23C - which is hotter than Porto in Portugal.

According to the Met Office, Edinburgh will reach highs of 23C by the mid-afternoon following a sunny weekend. Meanwhile the Portuguese city will reach highs of 20C by 12pm.

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Dan Rudman is a Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist. He said: “After a brief, less settled interlude today and tomorrow, fine conditions will return by Sunday and into the beginning of next week. For much of the UK this will be accompanied by a boost in temperatures with many places reaching the mid-20Cs.

"Some central and southern areas are likely to see temperatures approaching the values needed for heatwave conditions. Heatwave conditions need to remain in situ for three consecutive days, and by the beginning to middle of next week it is possible that some parts of the UK could be reaching heatwave thresholds.

“However, whether or not everyone experiences heatwave thresholds, the majority of the UK will experience the highest temperatures so far this year."