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Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry with sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few evening showers across the Galloway and Border hills otherwise a dry night with clear periods. A westerly breeze affects coastal parts but light winds inland allow a touch of frost and patchy fog across Dumfries and western Borders Minimum Temperature 0C.

Monday:

After a cold start to the day it will be dry with some sunshine, although patchy fog may be slow to clear. Patchy rain reaching western Galloway in evening. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Mainly dry and settled with overnight frost and patchy fog likely, although some patchy rain is possible, especially in east, for a time on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing the southeast. Becoming cold and frosty for many.

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain across the far southeast will clear through this evening to leave a clear, cold and frosty night for much of the country with some freezing fog patches forming. Less cold in the far northwest where showers will continue.

Monday:

Dry, sunny after a frosty, and locally foggy, start. Rain arriving in the northwest later. Central and some southern parts becoming frosty overnight with fog patches.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Turning cloudier through Tuesday and Wednesday with many seeing some rain, away from northwestern Britain where frost will become confined. Drier on Thursday, rain and strong winds far west later.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Nov 2014 to Sunday 7 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and strong winds are likely across the west on Friday and into the weekend. The rain and strong winds will push slowly eastwards through the period with southeastern areas perhaps seeing little rainfall. Southerly winds will reach gale or severe gale force at times in the west/northwest, and draw in milder air than of late; especially by night. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week. The heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect northwestern areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal or milder during spells of cloud and rain, but drier and clearer interludes between weather systems will allow an increased risk of frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Dec 2014 to Monday 22 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Sun 23 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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