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Issued at: 0500 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Patchy, light rain spreading south.

Today:

A mainly dry morning with some sunny spells. However, cloud will thicken over Argyll bringing patchy light rain, this spreading across Ayrshire early afternoon. Drier and brighter conditions follow from the north in the afternoon. Turning breezy over the Isles. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Tonight:

A dry night with some good clear spells. Winds will be a light to moderate northerly, but stronger over the Isles. Chilly in any rural sheltered spots. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Saturday:

A dry day with some good, lengthy spells of sunshine, especially over Ayrshire. Patchy cloud may build in the afternoon, most likely across Argyll and the central belt. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A settled spell of weather for the end of the weekend and into the start of next week. It will be mainly dry with light winds and some sunny spells.

Updated at: 0425 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A mostly cloudy and cool day with some sunnier spells.

Today:

Today will be fairly cloudy and cool for most with often only limited spells of sunshine. Southeast England, Northern Ireland and Scotland may see some showery rain though elsewhere it should stay mainly dry. Feeling breezy around the coasts.

Tonight:

Overnight, showery rain will spread to England and Wales whilst drier and clearer weather arrives from the north, with perhaps a touch of frost possible here.

Saturday:

Apart from some early rain in the south of England, a predominantly dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Winds will be light inland but noticeably breezy around the coasts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

The outlook period looks often cloudy but mostly dry, though there should be some spells of sunshine too. Feeling a little cool for the time of year, especially overnight.

Updated at: 0258 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 8 Sep 2015 to Thursday 17 Sep 2015:

Initially conditions next week are expected to be settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions are likely to move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Friday 18 Sep 2015 to Friday 2 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0258 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

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