With reports of a heatwave heading for Scotland this bank holiday, weather forecasters are being more reserved with their predictions.

It’s not all bad news though, the weather is set to clear up towards the weekend and it should certainly start to feel a little warmer than it has of late.

While it might not be time to pack away your umbrella just yet, spring-like weather is on the way.

Met Office Easter weather forecast

It is a rather wet and chilly start to the week rain is expected across most of Scotland today and tomorrow. Expect highs of only 10-12 °C.

From Wednesday the weather should start to pick up as warm air spreads northwards, although there will still be the odd shower in places.

Another dry day for most parts on Thursday and feeling warmer still with highs of around 15 °C.

Friday could see temperatures reach as high as 17 °C but rain will start creeping back into most regions too.

And it’s not good news for Easter egg hunts as despite Saturday predicted to bring much of the same more settled weather, there is likely to be a distinct turn for the worse come Sunday.

For the following week, there is predicted to be a northwest-southeast split likely, with the northwest remaining more changeable with strong winds and rain at times.

So while it's not all bad news, a heatwave is perhaps overstating the milder weather expected in the coming days.