Scots have been urged to consider plastering on the sun lotion this weekend as forecasters anticipate UV levels to soar. Large parts of the country is expected to stay dry and bright on Saturday, with temperatures possibly creeping into the 20s for areas of the east coast in the afternoon.
And these temperatures are expected to continue into Sunday, with the potential for some showers and even thunderstorms for Scots in the south and central belt.
People in the north and the west coast of the country could see the thermostat peak at 21C in the afternoon - which would make it Scotland’s warmest day of the year so far, according to the Met Office.As the temperature rises, the risk of sunburns also lifts.The Met Office has forecast UV levels to reach a moderate five on Saturday across most of Scotland, with it dipping slightly in northern areas.
This will remain much the same on Sunday - but it could potential reach into a high UV level of six for parts of the Western Isles in the afternoon The highest level on the Met Office scale is 11, which is considered to be ‘extreme’.STV Meteorologist Sean Batty tweeted: “We’re just five weeks away from the summer solstice (sun’s peak strength), so if you’ve got the sunshine this weekend, remember the sun tan lotion as the UV will hit level six in some spots.” Above average temperatures are expected to continue into next week as warm air travels into Scotland from the south.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk