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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Scattered blustery showers. Drier and brighter southeast.

Today:

Bright spells and blustery showers; the showers more frequent for Dumfries & Galloway and Lothian with snow over higher ground, particularly later. Drier and brighter for the Borders and the southeast. Feeling cold in strong westerly winds and coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

Showers becoming less frequent away from the far west with some clear spells developing. Showers increasing again towards dawn with some low level snow. Fresh westerly winds but frost inland. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Monday:

Scattered wintry showers in west. Showers falling as rain, sleet and snow by day, snow more likely to settle during the evening. Drier and brighter southeast. Cold, strong westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday cold with wintry showers and some sunshine. Strong to gale westerly winds. Wintry showers slowly dying out Wednesday with some sunshine. Dry, bright start Thursday, cloudier afternoon with rain.

Updated at: 0312 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales for many and squally wintry showers.

Today:

Gales at first, severe in the northeast, but winds easing through the day. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. A spell of heavy, squally rain moving across southern/central parts later with snow possible on northern edge.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy for all, with further blustery showers in the north and west. Showers becoming increasingly wintry with snow over hills and even to lower levels, bringing an ice risk.

Monday:

Windy with possible local gales. Sunny spells and wintry showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north and west with a local thunder risk. Significant snow accumulations over northern hills.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold and windy with further wintry showers on Tuesday. Turning drier with lighter winds from the west on Wednesday. Milder conditions with some rain spreading south-eastwards through Thursday.

Updated at: 0233 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Mar 2015 to Saturday 14 Mar 2015:

It should be cold and bright at first on Thursday, then whilst it will likely stay dry and sunny across southern and eastern parts; cloud, rain and strong winds should move into the far northwest. This will slowly sink southeast,later on Thursday and through Friday. It should then become drier and less windy, although further rain is possible in the northwest later on Friday. More changeable conditions with variable cloud and occasional outbreaks of rain or drizzle likely follow over the weekend. Drier conditions look to become more prevalent in the following week with temperatures close to, or slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights in contrast. There could be some cloudier interludes with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Mar 2015 to Sunday 29 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that there will be higher than average pressure across the whole UK at first, but that this effect would weaken and become more focussed over and to the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there would be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely to be close to average, perhaps slightly below average in the southwest, perhaps bringing some cold nights with the risk of overnight frosts, and maybe with some overnight mist or fog.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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