Scotland could be set to bask in three months of scorching temperatures this spring, according to forecasters.
The mercury could soar to highs of 28c thanks to a surge of hot air blowing in from the tropics, Africa and the Mediterranean.
Parts of Scotland enjoyed a taste of what may be to come with temperatures reaching 19c last weekend, hotter than parts of Australia.
Tourism bosses are expecting a spike in day trips and weekend breaks as Scots flock to enjoy the sunshine towards the end of the month.
The Met Office said: “Warmth is being seen in regions that are sources for air travelling to the UK and sea-surface temperatures are above normal.
“This increases the chances of warmer-than-average temperatures from April to June.”