A small heatwave will hit the UK this week, but will bring with it thunderstorms and heavy rain.
The spike in temperatures will be best felt in south-east England and London, however Scotland is likely to miss the “intense” downpours, thunder and lightning.
The Met Office said the mercury may rise up to 23C in parts of Scotland such as Aviemore and the north-east tomorrow and on Thursday, however rain and cloud will blight the slightly hotter conditions.
The forecaster has issued a yellow warning of rain and thunderstorms for England and Wales lasting from Thursday into Friday.
Temperatures are expected to reach up to 27C south of the border in the coming days.
Met Office spokesman, Oli Claydon, said the thundery conditions are “not reaching to that northern extent”.
He added: “It is just a push of warm air from the south, it is going to bring thunderstorms into the south.”
Mr Claydon added it is “worth keeping an eye on” whether the stormy weather could push its way into Scotland.
He said: “Things will certainly be warm. You are not getting as much of the thundery breakdown.
“In terms of temperatures, we are in the mid-teens today. Some areas like Aviemore are going up to 20C – 22C on Wednesday. Thursday is similar.
“Aberdeen will be between 20C -23C as well. You are certainly getting the warmth of the south as well, but not the same as the south-east.”
He said the east coast of Scotland – including Tayside and Fife – is likely to have cloud and drizzle tomorrow despite the rising temperatures, although there will be some “bright spells”
He added rain would be “pushing northwards and eastwards as well” come Thursday.