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Issued at: 1400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Mainly cloudy with patchy rain.

Today:

Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain this mainly over the high ground of Argyll. Drier and brighter around Glasgow and down towards Lanark. Becoming cloudier in the afternoon with rain spreading in from the west late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

A cloudy start to the night with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at times particularly over Argyll and the Fenwick Moor. Cooler clearer and drier conditions following later. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

Dry and bright for much of the day but a band of heavy rain arriving late afternoon this again heaviest over Argyll. Strengthening southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunny spells and showers on Sunday, mainly in the west. Frequent heavy showers on Monday. Much cooler on Tuesday but dry and sunny.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and warm for many, but rain in the northwest.

Today:

A dry day across much of the country with warm sunny spells, especially in the south and east, although outbreaks of rain will continue in the far northwest. Winds will strengthen in the west, with rain edging slowly southeastwards later.

Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud, rain and strong winds will continue to move southeastwards overnight, with clearer, showery conditions following into the northwest by dawn.

Saturday:

Rain in the southeast will be slow to clear. Elsewhere, plenty of dry, bright weather, but further rain and strong winds arriving into western areas later in the afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain over central areas gradually clearing to the southeast on Sunday, with cooler, showery weather following and continuing through Monday.Colder still, but showers easing a little on Tuesday. Windy.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Strathyre Strathyre – Light shower day 56.3257 -4.3234
Biggar Biggar – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Tarbert Tarbert – Light shower day 55.87 -5.42
Dumfries Dumfries – Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Stranraer Stranraer – Cloudy 54.9033 -5.0228
Fort William Fort William – Light shower day 56.8199 -5.104
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Belfast Belfast – Light shower day 54.596 -5.9301
Tiree Tiree – Heavy shower day 56.497 -6.887
Aberlour Aberlour – Sunny intervals 57.4751 -3.2155
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Cloudy 54.1518 -4.484
Craig Craig – Light shower day 57.4889 -5.2754
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162

Location Details

Glasgow

Location: 55.8643, -4.2505

Altitude: 23m above mean sea level

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Glasgow information

Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, is located in the West Central Lowlands on the river Clyde. With a city council population approaching 600,000 - and almost double that figure living in the surrounding area - Glasgow is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow has one of the largest concentrations of galleries, cinemas and theatres in the whole of Britain. The Theatre Royal is the base of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, while venues such as King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and the Carling Academy have hosted some of the top names in music. Sports fans need look no further than the city's great football clubs. Alongside the lesser-known Partick Thistle you'll find Glasgow Celtic, first British winners of the European Cup, and Glasgow Rangers, seven-time domestic treble winners. Games between the 'Old Firm' as they are known are often passionate affairs and are keenly fought.

Glasgow can be one of the wettest locations in the UK during winter with an average of over 300mm of rain falling between the start of December and the end of February. Temperatures are colder than the UK average with maximums of 6 °C and minimums of 1 °C. Similarly sunlight hours are lower than average. During the last week of December 1995 temperatures fell as low as -20 °C at Glasgow airport. This unusually cold weather burst water pipes and resulted in severe flooding in unoccupied homes and commercial properties.

Temperatures in spring are usually around the UK average for Glasgow. March through to May sees daytime maxima rise from 8 °C to 15 °C. Low rainfall averages mean that late spring and early summer is often the driest time for Glasgow. Accumulation is around 221 mm, meaning rainfall is below the UK totals for spring months.

Summer temperatures in Glasgow are a little below the UK average but higher than the regional average due to the urban heat island effect. Expect highs of 19 °C in July. Rainfall accumulation starts to increase from August, and the number of days with rainfall greater than 1mm does as well.

Sunshine hours start to drop significantly from September down to a seasonal low of 51 hours in November. Autumn also sees the highest rainfall figures on average with almost double the amount of rain falling in October than June. Temperatures in the autumn months range from 9 to 16 °C, around the UK average.

Glasgow climate data based on Springburn, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 30 October 2014