Scotland’s record temperature for February could be broken today.
With conditions milder than usual for this time of year thanks to an area of high pressure, the high of 17.9C set in Aberdeen on February 22 in 1897 could be topped.
A large area of high pressure centred over continental Europe is predicted to move across the UK, bringing settled, dry and sunny weather to many.
The north-east of the country in particular will be seeing the mercury rising throughout the day, possibly reaching 18C.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “It is going to be very mild across Scotland, particular along the north-east coast.
“The reason we can see this being the warmest is because the weather system, the warm part, is coming up from the south-west of the UK and as it goes over the higher ground in central Scotland it dries out and warms up the air.
“The warm air that comes over the mountain will be much milder, bringing up the temperature which is already quite mild.
“It means it could bring it up to that possible record breaking figures, it isn’t a certainty though.
“We will have mild weather all weekend.”
The current record maximum temperature measured in the UK in February is 19.7C, which was set in London on February 13 1998.
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The Met Office’s Richard Miles said: “It looks like it is going to be much the same sort of picture, at least until Tuesday.
“The first half of next week you are looking at dry and sunny spells.
“Everywhere it is looking pretty mild.”