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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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Issued at: 1100 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Blustery showers

Today:

Cloudy with frequent showers, these heavy and prolonged and coupled with strong and blustery westerly winds. Showers will ease for a time but heavy again later over Dumfries and Galloway. Some dry and bright spells possible for eastern Borders Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Further showers in the evening, then easing overnight and becoming dry later. Clear spells developing later in the night with risk or frost or ice later. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Monday:

Some showers along the Galloway coast and towards the western Borders with hill snow. Dry with sunny spells for Edinburgh and the east coast. Mainly light winds, fresh towards Stranraer. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wintry showers on Tuesday and fresh or strong northerly wind in evening. Sunny spells and a few wintry showers on Wednesday, then windy with rain and hill snow on Thursday.

Updated at: 0338 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy with hill snow and local gales across parts of Scotland, but easing and turning showery later. Elsewhere, sunny spells and showers, these mostly in the west. More persistent rain arrives in the west/southwest later with gales developing.

Tonight:

Rain in the west and southwest moves quickly north-eastwards, clearing most parts by midnight. Blustery, locally heavy, showers will follow. There will be gales in the southwest, increasing severe later.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers, most frequent in the west and turning wintry in the north. Severe gales in southern areas from Storm Imogen, but these will ease through the day.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

During Tuesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease. Light winds with prolonged dry, sunny spells for many on Wednesday. Further wet and windy weather for Thursday. Chilly nights.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Feb 2016 to Sunday 21 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. It will turn drier briefly before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Feb 2016 to Monday 7 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern 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, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February 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 most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60.0m 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-bearing 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: 17 December 2015