A new February record maximum temperature in Scotland has been recorded, according to the Met Office.

The forecasters said that Aboyne in Aberdeenshire hit 18.3C (64.94F) at 1.39pm on Thursday. The previous record was 17.9C (64.22F) in 1897.

The Met Office tweeted: "We have now reached a new February record maximum temperature in Scotland!.. Aboyne reached 18.3C at 13:39!"

The warm weather is set to continue into this weekend.

Despite the unusually high temperatures in Scotland, the South East of England could see some frost over the weekend.

Miles said: "Everywhere is going to be having a mild weekend, although you might get some light frost in the South East where the skies are clear."

Western areas of the UK could experience patches of light rain, he added.

Looking forward to next week, the mild conditions seem likely to continue.

Miles said: "It looks like it is going to be much the same sort of picture, at least until Tuesday.

"The first half of next week you are looking at dry and sunny spells.

"Everywhere it is looking pretty mild."