Bank Holiday Monday: Edinburgh's weather forecast set to delight as residents can expect to enjoy the warmest day of the year

Edinburgh residents will be delighted to know that they are set to enjoy the warmest day of the year this bank holiday Monday with temperatures forecast to reach into the 20’s today.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 10:25 am

After weeks of uncharacteristically cold temperatures and seemingly constant rain, the weather has finally decided to cheer up, with the Met Office forecasting sun all over the country today, albeit with a slightly cloudy start.

Sun is going to shine down on residents in the Lothians, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, with temperatures potentially reaching 23C in some spots.

Experts at the Met Office warned people to slap on plenty of sun cream as UV light levels are likely to be high or very high.

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There will be a light wind but nothing to worry about, while some mist and low cloud could push onto the Berwickshire coast throughout the day.

The bright weather is expected to last until around 7pm, when temperatures should begin to fall gradually.

People in Edinburgh are going to be able to enjoy the bank holiday in an almost normal fashion today as the city enjoys the perks of being in level two of the coronavirus restrictions, meaning that all hospitality – indoor and outdoor – is allowed to operate.

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People out enjoying the sunshine this bank holiday weekend in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh. (Credit: Manny Treeson)

Most of the rest of the country can expect a similar day to Edinburgh with Strathclyde, Central and Tayside and Grampian forecast to see sunshine break through the haar and temperatures in the low 20’s.

A high of 24C is expected in the Highlands which will be music to the ears of all the holiday makers that travelled north to enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

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