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Forecast Summary

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Morning rain, becoming drier later.

Today:

Scattered showers this morning, occasionally heavy, becoming confined to the Lothians this afternoon. Becoming mainly dry with some brightness along the Solway coast and the Borders this afternoon. Windy at first, especially across the southwest. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Rain across the Lothians this evening gradually dying out then becoming largely dry. A few showers developing elsewhere through the night. Brisk northwesterly winds across the southwest. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Saturday:

Apart from the odd isolated shower over the Borders hills it will be mainly dry with some sunshine. Brisk northwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday starting mainly dry with sunny spells. Soon light rain will arrive from the west. This will clear later early on Monday, with mostly dry conditions following.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers on Saturday; most frequent in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers or bands of rain, heavy in places, will affect northern parts. However, there will be some drier spells in between. Outbreaks of rain or drizzle across Wales and southern England will mostly clear to the south around dawn. Breezy.

Saturday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers, most likely in the north where some will be heavy. A good deal of dry weather further south with showers more isolated. Remaining rather breezy.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strengthening winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Sep 2014 to Friday 12 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Wednesday and Thursday with variable cloud amounts and warm sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. The settled conditions should persist into Friday. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Sep 2014 to Saturday 27 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014