Scotland is set for a scorching 30C summer.
Events such as T in the Park could receive a welcome boost with temperatures set to rocket in July.
The Met Office long-range forecast – the most-anticipated verdict on summer weather – favours hotter-than-normal UK temperatures over the next three months.
Government weathermen also said much hotter than usual temperatures until the end of July are an up to 25% probability, compared to a just 15% chance of being well-below-average.
Highs of around 30C are expected across Scotland.
The upbeat forecast is good news, with the school holidays set to start at the end of June.
The sizzling conditions could also be a welcome boost for events such T In The Park, set to be held from from July 8 to 10 at Strathallan Castle, and The Open golf from July 10-17 at Royal Troon.
Ladbrokes cut odds of summer being the hottest for over a century to 3/1.
A spokesman said: “Punters reckon the sunshine will be here all summer.”
Of course forecasters don’t always get it right, as poor old Michael Fish famously found out to his cost in 1987.
And some cynicism has already been expressed, with some on social media warning the Met Office’s confident prediction of warm weather may have jinxed any chance of a warm summer…
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