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  • Mon Monday
    8°C 6°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 4°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    6°C 2°C
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Saturday (20 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:45 Sunset: 15:43 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (21 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:45 Sunset: 15:44 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (22 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:47 Sunset: 15:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1100 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Mainly dry with sunny spells. Rain overnight.

Today:

Early showers soon becoming confined to the Argyll and Ayrshire coasts. Otherwise after a chilly start a bright day with some good spells of sunshine, although the sunshine becomes increasingly hazy during the afternoon. Occasionally strong northwesterly winds easing. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain soon spread east this evening. The rain becomes persistent and heavy across Argyll but Ayrshire and Lanarkshire should see some drier interludes. Strengthening southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Sunday:

A cloudy day with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain. The rain will be most persistent and heaviest across Argyll where some localised flooding is possible. Milder with strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain clearing south overnight into Monday. Then clear or sunny spells through into midweek with occasional showers, these turning increasingly wintry with hill snow. Risk of overnight frosts.

Updated at: 0229 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Many places becoming dry. Cold with long sunny spells.

Today:

Dry with long sunny spells for most. Showers continuing in the north and west, most frequently across northern Scotland and with snow on hills here. The showers mostly die out by the afternoon. Cold in brisk northwesterly winds.

Tonight:

Cold and dry, with some early clear spells to the south. However, becoming milder with cloud spreading across the UK and rain moving into the west, persistent across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Cloudy and mild with rain, mainly in the west, heaviest and most persistent across northwest Scotland, transferring slowly southeast. Strong westerly winds, gales in places. Showers over northern Scotland later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy, mild and windy with rain across central parts on Monday, this slowly moving south, clearing on Christmas Eve. Cold with wintry showers further north, with these conditions spreading south.

Updated at: 0217 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Dec 2014 to Saturday 3 Jan 2015:

Largely fine, bright and cold on Christmas Day with many places starting with a frost. Across northern parts there will be some wintry showers, these most likely across northern Scotland. Showers will ease later with a widespread frost overnight, leading to a cold and bright day for many on Boxing Day. However, northern/northwestern parts will become increasingly unsettled with rain, perhaps transient snow, and strong winds developing; risk of gales/severe gales. Into the weekend, low pressure looks likely to become established over the UK bringing periods of rain/showers along with potentially very strong winds. There will also be the risk of some snow, most likely in the north. Into the following week, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures interspersed by colder, showery conditions.

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Jan 2015 to Sunday 18 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0217 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

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