Summer arrives with Moray expected to sizzle this week

Get the picnics out quick!

SUMMER ARRIVED ON Sunday – despite the day starting with heavy rainfall, but forecasters say that Moray can expect to join in the heatwave that has already arrived further south.

The torrential downpours that saw a number of events cancelled throughout the north east on Sunday morning made way for high temperatures and sunshine by the afternoon – and much, much more is on the way according to the Met Office.

“A heatwave is expected to come to Scotland on Tuesday,” the Met Office in Aberdeen reported, a spokesman adding: “Areas of north Aberdeenshire and the Moray coast will be the warmest with temperatures rising to around 25C.”

Forecasters are predicting that the best of the weather in the north is likely to be enjoyed around Lossiemouth and Elgin – but the entire Moray coastline should enjoy extended summer sunshine for the first time this year.

However, the sharp change in conditions could also bring some thunderstorms, prompting a warning to keep umbrellas handy! The spokesman said: “We would add the caveat that there is a potential for heavy showers to develop late in the day on Tuesday and Wednesday.”