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    8°C 8°C
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    11°C 6°C
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  • Sun Sunday 8th
    8°C 2°C
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  • Mon Monday 9th
    8°C 3°C
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Issued at: 2300 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Mostly cloudy, mild on Friday. Occasional rain, mainly over Argyll.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy rain across Argyll and the Isles, this turning heavier and more persistent after midnight with a little rain extending to the Glasgow area for a time. It will be a mild night with fresh southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Friday:

Rain at times across northern Argyll, turning heavier and persistent by evening. Mostly cloudy and mainly dry elsewhere, perhaps some brightness across South Lanarkshire. Mild and windy. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mild and windy on Saturday with rain, heaviest and most persistent over north Argyll. Colder, drier and brighter on Sunday. Rain later on Monday.

Updated at: 1501 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry, cloudy and mild. Rain in the far northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across western Scotland edging south for a time, allowing clearer, colder conditions with a slight frost across the far north. Elsewhere will remain rather cloudy, generally dry, milder and frost free. Remaining windy in the northwest.

Friday:

Generally rather cloudy but with some sunny spells, particularly in the south and east. Persistent, locally heavy, rain continuing across northwest Scotland. Windy with gales in the northwest. Staying mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy with gales and persistent rain across northwestern areas on Saturday, mostly dry elsewhere. Rain moving southeast during Sunday but becoming lighter. Further wind and rain spreads northeast on Monday.

Updated at: 1718 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 to Thursday 19 Mar 2015:

Widespread, locally heavy, rain and strong winds, mainly in the north, will clear north-eastwards through Tuesday morning. More settled conditions will then develop for a time with a cold, locally frosty night to follow, especially in the north. Further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, with strengthening winds will then spread across the UK early Wednesday before becoming drier again later on. From Thursday there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK as high pressure remains close to the east. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures will often be near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Friday 20 Mar 2015 to Friday 3 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that more of a northwest-southeast split will develop in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier conditions and higher than average pressure perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1129 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Cumnock Cumnock – Overcast 55.4535 -4.2645
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Biggar Biggar – Overcast 55.6234 -3.5226
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Tarbert Tarbert – Heavy rain 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 – Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Stranraer Stranraer – Overcast 54.9033 -5.0228
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Carlisle Carlisle – Overcast 54.8924 -2.9315
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038
Belfast Belfast – Overcast 54.596 -5.9301
Tiree Tiree – Light shower night 56.497 -6.887
Aberlour Aberlour – Clear night 57.4751 -3.2155
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Partly cloudy night 54.1518 -4.484
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Cloudy 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