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Great Edinburgh Run 2017 weather forecast

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Runners competing in a road race

Sun 23 Apr 2017

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, Great Edinburgh Run will take place on Sunday 23 April and will follow a route past some of the city's most iconic sights. This year the Great Edinburgh Run will feature a 5-mile route in addition to the traditional 10-mile event.

The Great Edinburgh Run has seen varying weather conditions in the Scottish capital, however it has previously been run in the summer months. Bringing the race forward to spring once again in 2017 will likely mean cooler temperatures, and slightly less chance of rain as April has been the driest month in Edinburgh as shown by records from 1981-2010.

The participants will be looking for a cool and cloudy day, with a light breeze to make for the best running conditions.

The 5-mile race will start at 9:30, and the 10-mile event at 9:45. These are followed by the Toddler Dash at 13:05 and the Family Run at 13:30.

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  • Cloudy 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    9 °C

Sunday (28 May 2017)
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82% 76% 72% 69% 68% 67% 67% 71% 70% 72% 76% 75% 75% 76% 78%
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2 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (29 May 2017)
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E 11 19 E 11 18 E 10 17 E 10 17 E 10 17 E 10 18 ENE 11 19 ENE 11 19 ENE 11 19 ENE 12 20 ENE 12 21 ENE 12 21 E 12 21 ENE 13 21 ENE 12 21 ENE 12 20 ENE 12 21 ENE 11 18 ENE 10 17 ENE 9 16 ENE 8 14 ENE 8 14 ENE 7 12 ENE 7 11
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78% 79% 81% 82% 83% 83% 84% 83% 84% 83% 82% 82% 83% 85% 87% 90% 91% 92% 93% 94% 94% 94% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:39 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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E 6 10 E 5 9 SE 3 8 SW 8 14 WSW 12 22 WSW 14 26 WSW 17 31 W 19 34 W 17 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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94% 95% 96% 93% 80% 71% 72% 70% 73%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:38 Sunset: 21:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (31 May 2017)
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
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W 16 27 W 13 23 W 12 21 W 11 21 W 9 20 SSW 8 17 S 8 16 SSE 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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75% 80% 75% 61% 55% 54% 60% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:36 Sunset: 21:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (1 June 2017)
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S 6 11 SE 5 10 SSE 6 11 SSE 7 16 SSE 9 20 SSE 10 22 SSE 9 18 SSE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
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84% 86% 82% 74% 67% 66% 74% 85%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:35 Sunset: 21:46 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (2 June 2017)
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11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 6 10 SE 5 9 SE 5 10 SE 6 13 SE 9 17 E 10 19 NNE 10 18 NNE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 94% 91% 85% 79% 77% 79% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:34 Sunset: 21:48 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (3 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
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11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  °
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9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
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20% 20% 20% 20% 70% 50% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 10 17 SE 10 17 ESE 11 19 ESE 11 21 E 12 22 ESE 12 23 ESE 12 22 SE 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
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90% 91% 90% 85% 80% 78% 79% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:33 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: First quarter

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23 April - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great Edinburgh Run.

This year's Great Edinburgh Run takes place on 23 April, with the Family Mile giving children and adults a chance to run together around a shorter distance course.

The 10 mile race starts in Holyrood Park and takes runners past some of the city's most famous landmarks such as the Scott Monument, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Competitors will then race up and over the side of Arthur's Seat where they will be rewarded with beautiful views over Edinburgh, before running down towards the finish line in Holyrood Park. This year's new 5-mile race also provides the perfect sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh, for those who want a shorter running route.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the Edinburgh weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the Great Edinburgh Run website.

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