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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    6°C 0°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    7°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    8°C 4°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 5th
    11°C 5°C
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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cold and bright with sunny intervals and showers. Breezy.

Today:

A bright day with sunshine and showers, these wintry over the hills, becoming more cloudy across Dumfries and Galloway with perhaps some more persistent rain later. Fresh west to northwesterly winds easing. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

Any showers or longer spells of rain will die out, with long clear spells developing and leading to a frost in rural parts as the winds fall light. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Thursday:

A few light showers over the eastern Borders, otherwise most places will stay dry with sunny spells, although clouding over with patchy rain spreading to Galloway later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Some overnight rain then mainly dry and bright on Friday, but breezy, then rain spreading from the west on Saturday. Mainly dry and bright on Sunday with light winds.

Updated at: 0443 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Less windy. Cloud and rain spreading east later.

Today:

Staying breezy, though winds will slowly ease for most. Sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north, mainly hills. A bright start further south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east and bringing some rain.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy in the south and west with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Clear and cold in the north and northeast, with wintry showers easing.

Thursday:

Dry and cold to start for many, bright in the north and east with a few showers. Cloudy in the south and west with some rain, spreading slowly northeastwards later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday breezy with rain at first and drier conditions later. Saturday and Sunday largely dry with mostly light winds but generally large amounts of cloud around. Temperatures mainly near average.

Updated at: 0404 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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