Scotland braces for mini-heatwave with temperatures set to hit mid-20s next week

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Scots are set to bask in a mini heatwave, with temperatures predicted to soar into the mid-20s in the coming days. After a rather dreary summer with only sporadic sunny spells, the weather is finally taking a turn for the better.

WXCharts has indicated that the warmest conditions will be felt on Monday afternoon, particularly in parts of the Highlands and north east Scotland. Regions such as Moray and western Aberdeenshire, along with the western areas of Caithness and Sutherland, are expected to experience higher temperatures.

Towns including Inverurie, Huntly, and Dornoch are likely to see the best of the sunshine, with forecasts also suggesting a dry day for many.

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The Met Office has forecast a pleasant weekend ahead, with temperatures reaching the high teens. While there may be a few showers, particularly in the west, the overall outlook is mainly dry.

The warmth is anticipated to build at the start of next week, with Edinburgh and Glasgow seeing highs of 22C on Monday and Tuesday, reports the Scottish Daily Express.

Furthermore, the Met Office has provided even more positive predictions, suggesting that the warm weather could persist throughout much of the week, stating it's "likely to turn increasingly warm as we move into next week".

The long-range forecast indicated: "There is a chance that this could persist for much of the rest of the period, turning increasingly hot, however by the latter part of next week we see a large range of outcomes, some of which allow for a return of temperatures closer to average. However the trend toward much warmer conditions continuing through next week is preferred."

BBC Weather also predicts that Monday and Tuesday will see warm conditions, but cautions about thickening cloud in some regions of the UK, with potential highs of 22C in the Central Belt.