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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Mainly dry and bright with sunny spells.

Today:

A bright start for most parts, but showery outbreaks or rain sleet and snow over higher ground of northern Argyll will edge slowly south across most parts, whilst brightening up in the north this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Any light sleet or snow dying out during the evening with clear spells developing, leading to a widespread frost as the winds fall light. Minimum Temperature -3°C.

Friday:

A chilly and frosty start, then a dry and bright morning with some sunshine, then clouding over with wintry showers during the afternoon across northern parts. Easterly winds freshening. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A few wintry showers on Saturday, then mainly dry and bright with some sunshine at times. Fresh easterly winds backing northerly and strengthening on Sunday.

Updated at: 0325 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of sunshine but feeling cold, with showers in places.

Today:

A cold and frosty start, then staying largely dry with plenty of sunshine. However there will be some showers in the west, with rain sleet and hill snow slowly moving southwards across Scotland.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry overnight with clear spells and light winds. Further showers in the south with rain and hill snow pushing into northern Scotland later in the night.

Friday:

A few fog patches to start the day. Rain and hill snow will continue southwards across Scotland, with showers across the south but still plenty of drier weather.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain across southern parts at the weekend, turning to sleet or snow in places. Brighter further north with wintry showers. Sunny for most on Monday but with further wintry showers.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2016:

Rather cold conditions are likely at first, with showery conditions across the east and far southwest, and fine conditions elsewhere. Showers are likely to be a mix of sleet, snow and hail, and there will be a widespread overnight frost. It should then turn drier from the west by Tuesday, but remaining cold with widespread, locally severe, overnight frosts. Later next week, unsettled, changeable conditions should gradually return from the west, with a band of cloud and rain making erratic progress eastwards, which may also give some transient snow in places. Thereafter, it should remain unsettled with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of drier spells. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Feb 2016 to Thursday 10 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the end of February will be dominated by unsettled, changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northwestern areas, while southeastern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Glasgow

Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny intervals 55.8643 -4.2505
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny day 55.4535 -4.2645
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Biggar Biggar – Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sleet 55.9533 -3.1868
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny day 55.87 -5.42
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny day 55.0708 -3.6038
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny day 54.9033 -5.0228
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Belfast Belfast – Sunny intervals 54.596 -5.9301
Tiree Tiree – Sunny day 56.497 -6.887
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Sunny intervals 54.1518 -4.484
Craig Craig – Sunny intervals 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: 23.0m 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