Met Office: Edinburgh weather forecast for Thursday June 3 shows warm temperatures but an overcast sky

Edinburgh residents can expect to enjoy temperatures as high as 19C today although it looks like the sky will remain overcast for most of the day.

By Beth Murray
Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 8:06 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 8:27 am

The Met Office has predicted that there may be some showers in the Lothians on Thursday, with most dying out by mid-morning.

Sunny spells are forecast at around 12pm, but temperatures won’t peak until 3pm when they are expected to reach around 19C before slowly beginning to drop as the evening approaches.

The afternoon is expected to be cloudy but the sun will break through between 7pm and 9pm, a breeze will make it a little bit chillier for those hoping to sit out and enjoy the rays late in the day.

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Overnight conditions are expected to remain dry and tomorrow will see some early morning mist and cloud.

Scotland recorded the warmest day of the year so far yesterday, with temperatures reaching 25.4C in Achnagart in the Highlands.

This surpassed the record set over the bank holiday weekend when people took advantage of a balmy 24.6C recorded in Kinloss in the north east of Scotland on Monday.

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Members of the public at Portobello Beach earlier this week as the heat wave hit. (Credit: Lisa Ferguson)

The rest of Scotland on Thursday is set to see some showers come in from the west but most of the country is expected to brighten up with some good sunshine.

Rain is forecast in Glasgow until 11am but the clouds will be sticking around for the whole day, with temperatures reaching 18C by mid-afternoon.

While Dingwall in the Highlands will enjoy some of the nicest weather in the country with uninterrupted sunshine until 6pm and temperatures surpassing 20C.

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