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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, turning lighter in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy in the evening and overnight with outbreaks of rain, this heavy for a time across Galloway and eastern Borders. Gradually becoming drier from the north by the end of the night. Moderate northerly winds. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Tuesday:

Rain will slowly clear most areas during the day with clouds thinning to give some brightness mainly across Edinburgh. Scattered showers developing, locally heavy and prolonged during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Much brighter with sunny spells and scattered showers, and feeling quite pleasant in any sunshine with just light winds, although chilly overnight in rural parts.

Updated at: 1621 on Mon 27 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying unsettled and cool.

Today:

Showers or longer spells of rain across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, locally heavy and thundery in places. Sunny spells and scattered showers elsewhere but largely dry across the south. Temperatures below average but feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with showery rain across Northern Ireland, Northern England and Wales, locally heavy and possibly thundery. Dry with clear spells and breezy in the south. Cooler in the north.

Wednesday:

Dry and bright with sunny spells for many. There are likely to be some showers, possibly heavy at times, mainly in north and east. Breezy around western coasts, easing later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry for much of the UK on Thursday with lighter winds. Some chilly nights in places. Turning showery and breezy in the northwest on Friday, extending southwards a little Saturday.

Updated at: 0238 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Aug 2015 to Monday 10 Aug 2015:

Many places fine and dry on Saturday with some sunny spells, but also a continued risk of a few showers around, most likely in the north and east. Towards Sunday another band of rain will probably spread in from the west, heaviest and most persistent in the northwest where strong winds are also a possibility. Likely to stay unsettled during the first half of next week, with further bouts of rain and some strong winds possible, but it will always be driest in the southeast. The trend is then for things to settle down as we go through next weekend. Temperatures for the most part will be near or below normal, especially in the north, but a trend towards warmer conditions is expected in the south towards next week.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 25 Aug 2015:

There are signals for more settled and generally drier conditions to predominate for much of the UK through this period, but more especially in the south and east. However, there is still a chance that some spells of more unsettled weather could push in from the west at times, most likely being confined to northern and western parts of the UK. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, with any very warm or hot weather across southern areas probably brief in nature.

Updated at: 1224 on Mon 27 Jul 2015

Weather map

Tue 0200

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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