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Issued at: 0300 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain at first but a few bright intervals developing.

Today:

A cloudy day across Galloway with some patchy rain on the hills. Drier and brighter elsewhere with the best of the sunshine across Edinburgh and the Borders. Later this afternoon a more general band of rain will arrive in Stranraer. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

The band of rain over Wigtonshire will move east, turning heavy at times over the Galloway hills. This rain will clear east overnight followed by drier conditions with clear spells. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Dry and bright for much of the day but a band of heavy rain arriving late afternoon this again heaviest over Galloway. Strengthening southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunny spells and showers on Sunday, mainly in the west. Frequent heavy showers on Monday. Much cooler on Tuesday but mainly dry and sunny. Isolated shower on Berwickshire coast.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and warm for many, but rain in the northwest.

Today:

A dry day across much of the country with warm sunny spells, especially in the south and east, although outbreaks of rain will continue in the far northwest. Winds will strengthen in the west, with rain edging slowly southeastwards later.

Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud, rain and strong winds will continue to move southeastwards overnight, with clearer, showery conditions following into the northwest by dawn.

Saturday:

Rain in the southeast will be slow to clear. Elsewhere, plenty of dry, bright weather, but further rain and strong winds arriving into western areas later in the afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain over central areas gradually clearing to the southeast on Sunday, with cooler, showery weather following and continuing through Monday.Colder still, but showers easing a little on Tuesday. Windy.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Thursday 13 Nov 2014:

On Tuesday, a cool and showery north or northwesterly airstream will affect the UK, with showers most frequent in the northwest where they may fall as snow over hills. It will be windy at times too. Temperatures generally a little below average, and feeling cold in comparison to the recent very mild weather. Showers should gradually ease from around midweek with more in the way of brighter weather, and frost at night. Thereafter a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Nov 2014 to Friday 28 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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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 – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Light rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Light rain 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Light rain 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 – Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Overcast 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Light 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