The end of school holidays will be ruined by a week of washouts and woeful temperatures as Scottish summer proves shortlived.
Experts predict heavy showers across the country until Thursday as the Met Office forecast “disappointing” weather with gales and rain replacing what Scots hoped would be some August sunshine.
Met Office forecaster Emma Salter said: “The weather is disappointing for the end of July and school holidays.
“Monday and Tuesday will be breezy with showers, with a wet spell UK-wide arriving later on Wednesday.”
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Summer certainly hasn’t been great in Scotland – and summer is now tanking at the worst possible time, in the middle of the busiest holiday weeks of the year.”
The Met Office said: “An unusually strong jet stream is keeping it changeable and cool.”