THE Met Office has said that a Scots village has broken a provisional UK record for the highest maximum temperature in January.

The village of Kinlochewe recorded 19.6C on Sunday, the agency said.

In a post on X, the Met Office said: “There has provisionally been a new UK January daily max temperature record set today at Kinlochewe where the temperature reached 19.6C.

“This beats the previous January UK record of 18.3C set at Inchmarlo and Aboyne in 2003 and Aber in 1958 and 1971.”