/Scotland weather: Scots set to bask in 25C May scorchers as 500 mile-wide continental heat plume brings…

Scotland weather: Scots set to bask in 25C May scorchers as 500 mile-wide continental heat plume brings…

SCOTLAND looks set to enjoy 25C scorchers in May – with a 500 mile-wide heat plume bringing warm weather.

And the country won’t have to wait long for the mercury to rise as temperatures as high as 17C are expected this week.

A continental heat plume is arriving in May
A continental heat plume is arriving in May

Forecasters say that the highs will ease to 13C in midweek.

But the Met Office predicted temperatures warming up again by the weekend.

Up to 21C in Scotland was forecast at the end of April and into May by The Weather Outlook, amid a 500 mile-wide continental heat plume.

Forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Computer models show a lot dry weather now, then warmer spells in late April and into May seeing up to 21C possible in Scotland.”

Scots are set for scorching conditions


Scots are set for scorching conditionsCredit: Alamy Live News

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Daytime temperatures will rise a little over the next few days.”

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It comes as April is on track to be the coldest for 31 years after Arctic buffetings this month.

The 4.6C UK average temperature up to mid-month is 2.8C below the 7.4C usual April temperature over the whole month.

This month’s mark will increase a little as the mercury rises, but, with cold nights, it would take an unforecast heatwave to prevent the month ending colder-than-average.

April will be the coldest since 1989 if the month’s average temperature – which includes day and night temperatures – stays more than 1.1C below normal, Met Office records show.

But the warmer weather could arrive just in time for Scotland’s lockdown restrictions to ease a little further.

A Met Office forecaster said: “Temperatures recover on Monday and most areas will feel warm by the afternoon.

“After some rain on Tuesday, most will be fine and dry to the weekend, with high pressure dominating and temperatures probably warming slightly by the weekend.

“Plenty of sunny spells are expected into May, with the possibility of warmer spells.”

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