Warmer weather and promotions contributed to higher shopper numbers at UK high streets last month, the latest figures have shown.

According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)/Springboard footfall monitor, retail footfall edged up 0.1% in June year-on-year.

High streets reported the biggest increase at 1.4%, while out-of-town locations posted a 0.6% rise. Shopping centres, however, saw footfall decline 3% last month. 

Greater London, Wales, the West Midlands and Scotland saw shopper numbers grow above the UK average.

"The UK high street was busier in June, and BRC figures show that footfall has increased as we have seen shoppers take advantage of the good promotions available at the moment in stores," said BRC director general Helen Dickinson.

"The relatively strong UK wide figures are reflected in modest increases in footfall in out-of-town retail, although shopping centres did not perform quite so well."

She added: "The improvement in the weather may well have contributed to this. Our recent retail sales figures showed a strong performance from fashion and footwear and it is likely that shoppers took advantage of the start of the sunshine in June to visit their local high street and buy items for their summer wardrobes."