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The high pressure area has caused warm and dry conditions across much of the country in recent days, and the Met Office expects it to continue through the end of the month.
Clear skies will allow more of the May sun’s light to reach ground level, gradually raising temperatures.
While dry but cloudy weekend weather is forecast for most of Scotland over the weekend, the following days are set to bring clear skies and sunshine – including Bank Holiday Monday.
In the northern highlands temperatures can reach as high as 26°C, and Glasgow and Ayrshire are expected to see temperatures in the low to mid-20s.
Conditions are expected to be cooler in Edinburgh and most of the east coast, with maximum temperatures reaching 17°C, but the sun is still expected to shine all week.
STV meteorologist Sean Batey said: “High pressure appears to be settling over Scotland next week as warmer conditions develop, and it looks like western Scotland will likely be the warmer part of the UK with temperatures peaking in the mid-20s.
“While it will be warm in the west, the gentler airflow on the beach in the east will cool temperatures there.
“That means places like Peterhead, Stonehaven, St Andrews and Dunbar may still be in the mid-teens while the heat is rising in the West.”