Sun brings more high temperatures across Scotland

Lion cub licking ice at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling A lion licks a block of ice at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling

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Warm temperatures have again been recorded across Scotland.

The Met Office said Glasgow had seen a reading of 27.1C, Tyndrum in Perthshire 26C, Edinburgh 22.8C and Aberdeen 21.3C.

Altnaharra in Sutherland was the warmest place in Scotland on Wednesday, with a reading of 27C.

It had been the warmest place in the UK for much of the day, but was later beaten by Southampton by 0.3 of a degree.

The temperature in Altnaharra on Thursday was 23C.

Lions at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, were provided with blocks of ice and water sprinklers to help them stay cool.

However, the heat has taken its toll on snow cover in the Cairngorms, where some skiing has still been possible.

CairnGorm Mountain said the snow was "shrinking fast", with temperatures of about 14C at the centre.

Thunderstorms have been forecast for parts of Scotland, including Angus and over the Cairngorms.

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