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‘Lots of sunshine’ as above average temperatures forecast to return to Tayside and Fife

Hot weather accompanied by “lots of sunshine” will return to Tayside and Fife next week, according to forecasters.

The Met Office said while it is too early to predict another heatwave like the one experienced in late June into early July, temperatures are expected to be “several degrees” above the average for early September next week.

Conditions in the “low-twenties” will return to Scotland, with blue skies and sunshine predicted across Tayside and Fife.

An area of high pressure is predicted to bring the the hot weather back to the UK at the start of next week.

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Catherine Mizen, 21, Gillian Anderson, 21 and Eileen Rapport, 21, students from St Andrews enjoying the weather down on the East Sands earlier this month.

The fine conditions are due to begin on Monday and endure throughout the week.

The average temperature for Scotland in September is 16.6C, and 13.9C for Perthshire, however the Met Office said next week will see climes of 20C and above.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: “It will be turning warm over the next few days as we head into the weekend. It won’t be a heatwave but the temperatures will be back into the low-twenties.

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Glasgow sunbathers

“This weekend Saturday is quite cloudy, with the odd spot of rain, Sunday is better for brightness, but it is more around week – that’s when pressure starts to build.

“As we look further into next week I think the story will be fine weather. There will be odd cloudier spells but generally the emphasis is on mostly dry weather.

“It is staying rather warm. Temperatures are going to be remaining in the low-twenties. We wouldn’t be calling it a heatwave, not at this point.

“It will be feeling very warm, it is going to be warm and sunny. The emphasis is on fine weather accompanied by some warm weather, but at nights it could be quite chilly.

“I think the main thing is high pressure will be very much dominating the weather, you are talking about lots of sunshine.”

Mr Wilson added: “It is above average. For September the average daily maximum for the whole of the UK is 19.1C. Scotland is 16.6C.

“(Next week) you are talking about temperatures in the low-twenties, so it is several degrees above that.

“The August daily maximum for September in Perthshire is 13.9C, August is 16.6C.”

However he added there is some “uncertainty” around exactly how things will pan out beyond next week.