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    4°C 1°C
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    4°C 1°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    3°C 0°C
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  • Mon Monday
    3°C -1°C
    Cloudy
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    4°C 2°C
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Friday (30 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
Saturday (31 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
Sunday (01 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
Tuesday (03 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 1900 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Wintry showers, mainly in west tonight and east tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cold night with clear spells and a few wintry showers,these mainly over Galloway and the eastern Borders with snow falling on the hills. Strengthening northwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Saturday:

A cold and sunny start. Wintry showers increase, become frequent across the Borders, but staying mainly dry and bright in west Galloway, where northerly gales are expected. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A few snow showers, most likely across Galloway and Berwickshire, but also a fair amount of winter sunshine. Remaining very cold with fresh or strong northerly winds.

Updated at: 1757 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Feeling cold with further wintry showers, and turning icy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers giving hill snow, these mostly across Scotland and Northern Ireland, but some travelling south across England and Wales later. Cold with icy stretches developing. Strong winds in the west with gales in the far northwest, spreading south later.

Saturday:

Turning colder still across the north, with showers turning to snow again even at low levels. Feeling very cold in the strong winds, gales in exposed northern and western parts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Fine weather for many. Snow showers over Scotland, extending to coasts exposed to northerly winds. Winds likely northeasterly Tuesday bringing snow showers inland from the North Sea. Remaining very cold.

Updated at: 1427 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 4 Feb 2015 to Friday 13 Feb 2015:

The cold weather will continue with northerly winds through Wednesday and Thursday likely bringing hail, sleet and snow showers across northern parts and perhaps also to eastern coastal areas, with widespread overnight frosts. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over western parts at this time too. From Friday onwards it is thought that conditions will gradually become more influenced by the Atlantic with temperatures returning nearer to normal, although the transition period will have the potential for further snow in places. Conditions would then settle into a changeable pattern with unsettled periods of weather being interspersed by temporary settled conditions. Towards the middle of February there is a possibility that the more unsettled conditions will shift north, becoming more settled in the south.

UK Outlook for Saturday 14 Feb 2015 to Saturday 28 Feb 2015:

Whilst changeable Atlantic conditions will likely prevail at the start of the period, it currently it looks most probable that a period of more settled weather will become established, at least for a time, across most parts of the UK with slightly drier, and colder conditions than average. Temperatures will be cold across the UK, especially overnight, with frosts likely at times.

Updated at: 1427 on Fri 30 Jan 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Light snow 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 – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Partly cloudy night 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Light shower night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Partly cloudy night 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Partly cloudy night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Light shower night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Heavy rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Clear night 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