Scots are to enjoy sunny weather this weekend, with the mercury set to rise in time for relaxed travel restrictions.
Temperatures are to rise above 10°C in most parts of Fife, Dundee, and Perth, with weather forecasters predicting sunny spells for most.
Met Office weather forecasters predict clear skies from Friday to Sunday, just in time for lockdown travel rules lifting.
Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday that the planned easing of some travel rules would be accelerated to Friday, to allow people to visit friends and family.
The new rules will mean that by the weekend travel across Scotland will be allowed for people to meet up in groups of six from up to six households outdoors.
It will be the first time since January many have been able to travel to see friends and family in different parts of the country.
The first minister said the change would happen faster than originally planned as the country continues to drive down infection rates.
Fife’s weather forecast this weekend
It shpuild be dry and bright with some sunshine on Friday and Saturday, and locals can expect to see maximum temperatures of 9°C over the weekend.
Friday is expected to be warm but cloudy, with some sunny spells in the afternoon. Heading into Saturday, forecasters predict longer sunny spells in the afternoon. Sunday will be largely similar.
Dundee forecast this weekend
Locals in Dundee are to enjoy the sun throughout the day on Friday, with some cloudy spells predicted for the afternoon. Highs of 9°C.
The Met Office said: “Dry and bright with some sunshine on Friday and Saturday. Night frosts still possible but feeling pleasant in any afternoon sunshine. Mostly dry on Sunday.”
Angus forecast this weekend
Angus is to enjoy roughly similar weather to Dundee but with slightly warmer highs of 10°C from Friday to Sunday.
Perth forecast this weekend
Perth is to enjoy the warmest temperatures across Courier country, with highs of 12°C predicted for Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Forecasters say night frosts could still be possible, but warm afternoon temperatures are expected to be pleasant.
Later in the month temperatures are expected to remain higher towards the end of April and into May.