Scotland is set for warmer temperatures over Easter weekend following a recent cold snap.
Over the next 10 days, the weather is set to get warmer and more stable as high pressure builds, pulling air in from the Atlantic.
Spring is set to make a return with temperatures due to touch 20C in the UK in the the run up to the bank holiday, but mostly in the southeast.
According to the Met Office, the warmer air being drawn up from France will be a contrast to the Arctic air mass conditions we have seen over much of the country in the last week or so.
Dan Rudman, Deputy Chief Meteorologist, said: “It’s bit of a mixed picture as far as weather is concerned over the long Easter weekend, although feeling warm in places, at least early in the weekend.
"A low pressure system to the north west of the UK will bring unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds likely and rain in the north west, which could impact driving conditions for some.
“However, further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast, although there will be varying amounts of cloud. Temperature are likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas.”
“There is still the chance of some rain mainly in the west.”
However, those further north in Scotland are likely to see rain and some colder temperatures, according to forecasters.
There may be a north-south divide with the weather, with Scotland to see changeable conditions and 'strong winds and rain', according to the Met Office.
The early part of the week will see some fairly windy conditions in the west, with gusts in places up to perhaps 60mph.
Showers will be heaviest in the west with the chance of some thundery bursts, while rain will be more persistent in the north, where temperatures will also remain somewhat lower.
Where the southeast in particular sees longer spells of sun temperatures may climb to 20C in places.
From the end of April and into May, high pressure is likely to become dominant, with longer spells of dry and settled weather possible.
According to the Met Office's long-range forecast, temperatures are anticipated to stay above average during this period, though overnight frosts are still possible. Any unsettled spells most likely to be in the north and northwest.
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