Published: 04/07/2018 16:14 - Updated: 04/07/2018 16:16

Strathspey and Badenoch set to sizzle again

Written byTom Ramage

Loch Morlich in Sunday's sun

Temperatures are due to drop tonight and tomorrow (Friday July 3) but the heatwave isn’t over yet.

Carrbridge-based Lee Schofield, of Highlands and Islands Weather, says the hot spell is to continue.

He said: "Not much, if any rain to come in the next seven to 10 days in fact temperatures will be on the rise again over the weekend and into next week, approaching 30C once more. There are signs of change towards the end of next week."

He confirmed that the highest temperatures recorded so far this summer in the strath was 32C in Aviemore last Wednesday.

Highland Council has taken to sanding some of its roads which are suffering from melting tar in places including on Grampian Road in Aviemore and the Loch Alvie Bends on the B9152.

A spokeswoman said: "This is standard and historical practice when roads are as hot as they have been. The road becomes very soft in the heat so we spread sand to protect the road surface. We use the gritters to spread as they are within existing plant and they do the job well."

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