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    11°C 6°C
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  • Sun Sunday 8th
    7°C 2°C
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    9°C 4°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday 10th
    8°C 2°C
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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Dull, wet Saturday morning. Drier in south during afternoon. Mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, initially mainly over Argyll where heavy, then spreading further south to reach most places by midnight. It will be a very mild night with strong to gale force southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Mild and windy with rain, heaviest and most persistent over north Argyll. Some fairly heavy rain further south lasting through the morning, then some drier spells in afternoon. Mild, windy. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder, drier and brighter on Sunday. Rain spreading east on Monday followed by blustery showers and possibly severe westerly gales. Tuesday mainly dry, some sunshine.

Updated at: 1505 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in the northwest. Dry and breezy elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain wet and windy across northwestern parts with the rain incessant across western Scotland. Mostly dry across the rest of the country with variable cloud and clear spells, although some strong gusts of wind will affect northeastern parts.

Saturday:

Heavy rain continuing in the northwest leading to large upland rainfall accumulations. Best of the sunshine across southeastern parts and to east of hills; where very mild. Windy in north.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain will push southeast during Sunday, but becoming lighter, with cooler conditions following. Turning wet and windy on Monday, particularly in the northwest, after a chilly start. Largely fine Tuesday.

Updated at: 1507 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 to Friday 20 Mar 2015:

After a bright start on Wednesday, a frontal system, with its associated cloud and rain, will push northeastwards across the UK with strong winds affecting western parts. A drier interlude is expected to follow for a time, before another rain-bearing weather front pushes into the west later Thursday. Whilst most areas will see some rain during this period, southern and eastern parts will be more sheltered and thus remain drier. Thereafter, pressure is expected to build over, or to the east of, the UK bringing more settled and drier conditions to many. However, weather fronts will occasionally push in from the Atlantic bringing cloudier interludes with some rain, mainly to northwestern parts. Temperatures will often be near, or perhaps above average, but with cold nights still likely under clearer conditions.

UK Outlook for Saturday 21 Mar 2015 to Saturday 4 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 be large amounts of 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 and into early April with wetter conditions into the northwest, whilst drier conditions and higher than average pressure perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1149 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

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