Temperatures in the Lothians are expected to reach around 22C next week with forecasters predicting the UK will enjoy a scorching start to September.
After a month of near normal temperatures – following the mini-heatwave in June and July – above average temeratures are set to return.
Hot weather will replace the rainy conditions which have spread across much of the country this week.
Nick Prebble, forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: “It’s turning nice next week, certainly warmer than it’s been over the last few weeks.
“From Sunday onwards it will start to settle down, with much of the UK seeing quite a lot of dry weather, due to an area of high pressure coming in, from the south west, then becoming stationary over the UK.”