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Saturday (04 July 2015)
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Sunday (05 July 2015)
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Issued at: 2000 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry, bright Sunday morning. Some heavy afternoon showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few Isolated showers are possible at times overnight over Galloway, but elsewhere will see a dry night with some clear spells at times. A few mist patches forming and staying mild with light winds. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Sunday:

After a mainly dry start, a band of heavy rain or showers will spread northeastwards from late morning, reaching the Borders by late afternoon. Dry, sunny weather returning from southwest. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A dry start on Monday, but rain and strengthening winds arrive later. An unsettled period then brings wet and windy weather on Tuesday and Wednesday. Turning cooler.

Updated at: 1629 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers in the northwest, fine and dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy in northern Scotland with occasional rain or drizzle and coastal fog. Isolated showers, some heavy with thunder, for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Dry with clear spells across rest of the UK. Cooler and fresher overnight than of late.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers, some of these heavy and thunder in the far southeast at first, and the northeast later. Dry with clear spells overnight.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing on Tuesday leaving sunshine and sharp showers. Generally cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jul 2015 to Saturday 18 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Thursday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, together with a brisk northerly breeze. Less windy on Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and a few showers across much of the UK, although the southwest may turn cloudier with a little drizzle at times. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather is likely to develop through next weekend and into the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, perhaps becoming warm in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Jul 2015 to Sunday 2 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

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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 – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 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 – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Light rain 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny day 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny intervals 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Sunny day 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Sunny day 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