It could be an Easter weekend to remember with temperatures across Scotland set to soar. 

According to the Met Office, the thermometer will near 20 degrees in the west coast with Glasgow forecast to enjoy a warm Easter weekend.

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Temperatures are set to rise throughout the week before rising to 18 degrees on Friday, with many parts of the UK enjoying a dry, settled and warm bank holiday weekend throughout much of the country, according to the Met Office.

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Aberdeen will be around 20C, with Edinburgh, set for temperatures of 17 degrees on Saturday. The heatwave comes despite the UK average of 11.5C (52.7F) for this time of year.

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Clouds could usher in some cooler temperatures in the North West and some parts of the east coast on Easter Sunday, the cooler of the two days.

Forecaster Simon Partridge said: “After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week.

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“By the weekend we could see in parts of the country temperatures of around 20C (68F), or just above.”

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The highest temperature ever recorded for an Easter weekend is 27.8C (82F) which occurred in two different years.

London and sheltered areas in the sun across the south-east could see temperatures of up to 22-23C (73.4F), the hottest in the country.