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Issued at: 0600 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry with some sunshine today.

Today:

Most places dry with some bright or sunny intervals, some high cloud making that sunshine rather hazy at times. Chance of an isolated light shower over the Southern Uplands. Quite warm in the east. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Tonight:

Dry this evening with some late sunshine. Remaining dry overnight with some lengthy clear spells. Some mist or low cloud developing across the Borders. Cool. Minimum Temperature 7°C.

Monday:

Dry in the morning with some sunshine. Cloudier in the afternoon with a few heavy showers developing, although the southwest seeing the best of the drier and brighter weather. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Becoming cool and cloudier with scattered showers, these heaviest and most frequent across the east. Brisk north or northwesterly wind.

Updated at: 0419 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Pulses of heavy rain in the south. Showers further north.

Today:

Sunshine and showers in the north; the latter mainly across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cloudier further south with showery outbreaks of rain, but perhaps drier and warm across southeast England for a time, before pulses of heavy rain arrive later.

Tonight:

Much of England and Wales, bar the far north, will see further rain overnight, some will be heavy and perhaps thundery in the southeast. Clearer with isolated showers further north.

Monday:

A rather unsettled and wet day across England and Wales with outbreaks of rain, although western peripheries should gradually brighten up. Brighter across Northern Ireland and Scotland with scattered showers.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers through the period, some heavy and locally thundery on Tuesday. Turning chilly by night with a touch of frost possible in rural locations.

Updated at: 0624 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 3 Sep 2015 to Saturday 12 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there will still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain, could push into northwestern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Sunday 13 Sep 2015 to Sunday 27 Sep 2015:

The generally settled and fine conditions are expected to continue across Southeastern parts of the UK through much of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, and only a low risk of short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to remain on the unsettled side in the Northwest for the majority of the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods in the Southeast by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 0624 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny day 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Sunny day 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny day 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny day 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny day 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Sunny day 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Sunny intervals 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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Edinburgh information

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is a city that is steeped in history. Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1995, the city and its 5,000 listed buildings attract visitors from around the world. Primitive settlements first appeared in the area as early as the Bronze Age, and by the 12th Century there was an established settlement in the area.

The city is built on a series of ridges and volcanic rocks, the most famous of which is Castle Rock. Edinburgh Castle sits atop Castle Rock, at the end of the Royal Mile. The New Year's Eve celebration in Edinburgh, known as Hogmanay, is also one of the biggest across the world with 100,000 people attending the annual street party.

The average daytime maximum temperature in Edinburgh is 7 °C during winter - which is around the UK average. Rainfall is fairly low compared to other locations in Scotland and significantly lower than the UK average. Around 175 mm of rain falls on average in winter each year, with the most rainfall in January.

Initially in spring, average temperatures in Edinburgh are above the UK average, but as season progresses this evens out. Daytime maximums rise from 9 °C in March to close to 15 °C by May. May is also the sunniest month of the year with over 188 hours on average. Spring sees less rainfall than any other season in Edinburgh with accumulation of 160 mm.

The Royal Mile is the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August.

July is usually the warmest month in Edinburgh with mean temperatures approaching 20 °C; and the highest temperature ever recorded in Edinburgh was 31.4 °C on 4th August 1975. Edinburgh is situated among the sunniest place in Scotland. Whilst spring sees the sunniest month; on average sunshine hours are higher through the summer. On the eastern coast Edinburgh is sheltered from the rain-baring westerly winds. Days with rainfall more than 1mm are much lower than locations in western Scotland.

Temperatures start to fall from September by around 3 °C each month based on average daytime maxima. By November temperatures can drop as low as 4 °C. Days of rainfall greater than 1 mm are highest in the autumn months for Edinburgh and likewise the largest rainfall amounts usually fall between September and November.

Edinburgh climate data based on Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 30 October 2014