Temperatures are forecast to soar this week in the north and north-east to their highest this year with an extended dry spell also predicted.
A very warm and dry day is expected in all areas today, signalling the start of three days of pleasant weather.
Fort William is expected to reach 21C by Wednesday, with most of Grampian not far behind, recording a high of 19C, and only coastal areas, such as Fraserburgh, dropping by around three degrees.
Wednesday’s highs follow a good start to the week, with tomorrow also forecast to be a dry, sunny day, and slightly warmer than today.
This will also apply to the Western Isles, building up from today’s high of 15C, and steadily rising through tomorrow, to hit 17C by Wednesday, in both Stornoway and Skye.
Aberdeen Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said: “Most of Scotland will experience their warmest day so far this year, on Wednesday, with south of Glasgow and Ayrshire reaching 25C.
“Here in the north and north-east, there could be occasional cloudy spells, with patchy light rain, towards the end of the week.
“In general though, it will remain very pleasant, with temperatures staying in the low 20s, but getting gradually cooler as we head for the weekend.”
Kinloss in Moray had the country’s hottest day, on May 20, hitting 23.5C