Edinburgh weather: Summer sunshine in the Capital to continue for another day as temperatures are forecast to climb even higher than bank holiday Monday

The bank holiday may be over but the Met Office has predicted that Edinburgh residents may be able to enjoy temperatures of up to 23C today.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 8:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:45 pm

Yesterday saw crowds of people out enjoying the sunshine and today is likely to provide some similar summery scenes.

The Met Office has forecast another sunny and warm day in the Lothians, with light southeast winds.

Haar has settled in some coastal areas but that is likely to clear by mid-morning and residents in the Capital will be able to enjoy uninterrupted sunshine.

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By 11am temperatures are forecast to reach 17C and by midday it will have climbed to 18C.

By 3pm it will have risen again to 21C and the high of 23C is forecast to hit at 5pm. Temperatures are expected to remain above the 20C mark until 8pm, when it will steadily begin to drop as the sun begins to set.

It will remain dry all day and into the evening, with clear skies overnight.

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Yesterday was the warmest day of the year yet, with temperatures reaching a high of 25.1C in the Wester Ross village of Kinlochewe.

People flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy the balmy conditions as 24.6C was also recorded in the village of Kinloss in north east Scotland on Monday.

This surpassed the previous high for 2021, set on March 30 at Kew Gardens in south-west London, when the temperature reached 24.5C.

Although a new benchmark for the year has been set, it is not expected to last for long, as temperatures are expected to climb to 27C (80.6F) on Wednesday before cooler, fresher air moves in.

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