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Thursday (30 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0000 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Showers easing ahead of another cool night.

This Evening and Tonight:

A bright evening with showers mostly dying out tonight. It will be a chilly night in places, with clear spells. Northwesterly winds light inland, but continuing moderate or fresh across southwest Argyll. Minimum Temperature 5°C.

Thursday:

Predominantly dry and bright with sunny intervals and light winds. Best of the sunshine in the west, becoming increasingly cloudy with very isolated patchy rain in the far west later. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy and breezy with a band of rain bringing some sharper bursts Friday. Sunshine and showers Saturday. Then a drier start on Sunday before further rain reaches the southwest later.

Updated at: 1608 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers mostly dying out. Cool overnight. Sunny spells Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers mostly dying out this evening, though perhaps lingering in the far east into the early hours. Otherwise, largely dry with clear spells. Cool in places, with temperatures dipping to low single figure in rural parts of the north.

Thursday:

The weather will continue to improve into Thursday, with plenty of sunny intervals. Any showers generally more isolated, and mainly restricted to parts of eastern England. Feeling more pleasant.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Largely dry in the south on Friday and Saturday, but rain or showers will affect the north. Largely fine on Sunday, but further rain arriving in the far west later.

Updated at: 1551 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 12 Aug 2015:

A fine start in the east on Monday, but cloud and rain will spread erratically north and eastwards through the day. Isolated thunderstorms may also affect the far southeast for a time. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for many, and potentially very warm or hot in the southeast. Cloud and rain will clear through all but the far northeast by Tuesday, with much fresher, showery conditions developing behind. Thereafter, changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain, and southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Aug 2015 to Thursday 27 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1229 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

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