Satellite view of sizzling Scotland


The University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station has captured a striking image showing the entire country almost completely cloud-free.

With the exception of white cloud over the Grampian mountains and far north-west, the country basked in blazing sunshine that sent temperatures in the Highlands above 29 degrees C for the first time ever in May.

Shetland was the only exception, attracting an enormous area of cloud which clung to the eastern shores of the islands.

Pictures: NEODAAS/University of Dundee