The North-east enjoyed some of the highest temperatures in the country – with the mercury soaring above the April average.
Sunshine will continue today and tomorrow according to the Met Office before it cools off into next week.
The North-east had two of the hottest spots across Scotland yesterday.
Aberdeen International Airport recorded 18.2C (64.8F), which was the warmest in Scotland, while North-east beauty spot Fyvie Castle also basked in the sunshine, taking second place at 17.9C (64.2F).
London had the warmest recorded temperature across the UK yesterday with 26.2C (79.2F) at St James’s Park.
The North-east has enjoyed a recent spell of good weather with areas around the region also recording the highest temperatures in Scotland on Thursday.
Fyvie Castle again proved to be a hot spot reaching a balmy 21.2C (70.2F).
Forecasters have said warm air from the Azores, off the coast of Portugal, has been dragged up towards the UK by the combined efforts of an area of low pressure over the Atlantic and high pressure over western Europe, causing temperatures to rise across the country.
The heat felt in the North-east was similar to popular holiday destinations such as Lisbon at 21C (69.8F) and Barcelona 19C (66.2F).
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “The average temperature for the North-east in April is 11C (51.8F), so at the moment we are well above the average and seeing some nice sunny spells.
“The North-east had two of the warmest spots in Scotland with Aberdeen International Airport and Fyvie Caslte.
“On Thursday, Aberdeen Airport was also in the top five for hottest in the country at 19.6C (67.3F).
“Fyvie Castle was just slightly warmer than the second highest place which was Leuchars in Fife at 20.8C (69.4F).
“The weather will continue to be brighter today and tomorrow and is expected to reach 16C (60.8F) which is cooler than we have seen previously.”
However, the latest heatwave hasn’t come close to the previous records at Aberdeen International Airport and Fyvie Castle.
The airport record has stood for 31 years when it was 23.7C (74.7F) at the Dyce Terminal.
While the highest recorded temperature at Fyvie Castle was 28.2C (82.8F) in 2007.
But, there are some dark clouds on the horizon with the sunshine set to disappear from the North-east next week, making way for some wet and windy weather.
The spokesman for the Met Office added: “Next week there is set to be colder weather in Aberdeen.
“We will see a westerly cold front which will spread to the east.
“There will be changeable and typical spring weather next week affecting eastern parts of Scotland with it looking to be wet and windy on Wednesday.”