Scots look forward to sizzling temperatures

Scotland could be set to bask in three months of scorching temperatures this spring, according to forecasters.

Monday, 10th April 2017, 12:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:43 pm
Scotland is looking forward to scorching temperatures over the next three months. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The mercury could soar to highs of 28c thanks to a surge of hot air blowing in from the tropics, Africa and the Mediterranean.

Parts of Scotland enjoyed a taste of what may be to come with temperatures reaching 19c last weekend, hotter than parts of Australia.

Tourism bosses are expecting a spike in day trips and weekend breaks as Scots flock to enjoy the sunshine towards the end of the month.

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The Met Office said: “Warmth is being seen in regions that are sources for air travelling to the UK and sea-surface temperatures are above normal.

“This increases the chances of warmer-than-average temperatures from April to June.”