Warm weather will continue into Thursday as Scotland basks in a summer heatwave.
Temperatures could reach 30C as the sweltering conditions peak in the next couple of days.
After a muggy night, it’s set to be a bright start to Thursday for the west, with clouds elsewhere.
Those will burn away by mid-morning, with most of Scotland set to enjoy sunshine for the rest of the day.
Temperatures in the south and central belt could reach 29C or higher, slightly cooler further north between 22C and 27C.
A very warm and dry weekend is also in store.
Be ready for the heat! No children or pets in cars, high factor suntan lotion, carry inhaler, dispose of cigarettes & BBQs carefully, drink plenty of water, fill bird baths & hedgehog bowls, no afternoon exercise. Heat will peak Thursday and Friday. ☀️ pic.twitter.com/6YwJSPEUpm
— Sean Batty (@SeanBattyTV) July 21, 2021
On Tuesday, Scots were urged to shun paddling pools, jet washers and garden hoses to protect water supplies during the heatwave.
An extra 200 million litres of water per day is being produced to cope with the spike in demand during the sweltering temperatures, said Scottish Water.
That is enough to fill nearly 2.4 million baths, the publicly owned water company said.
The company added it was having to drive water-filled tankers to some parts to maintain normal levels, including East Neuk in Fife, Portavadie in Argyll and parts of Skye, Orkney, and Dornoch in the Highlands.
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