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    15°C 9°C
    Cloudy
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    10°C 8°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 10°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    12°C 11°C
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  • Mon Monday
    15°C 11°C
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain this evening then mainly dry with clear spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A spell of rain for most this evening then turning clearer later this evening and tonight. The odd shower mainly over West Lothian. A colder night. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Friday:

A bright and mainly dry day with some sunny spells. One or two showers are possible though most places will stay dry. Moderate to fresh southwest breeze Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny intervals and blustery showers over the weekend, with gales later on Saturday. Rain on Sunday night and Monday, persistent in west, patchy and light in east.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy and mild with occasional rain or drizzle.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be mild for many with occasional rain or drizzle, low cloud and hill fog in southern and central areas. Clearer, cooler and breezy weather should edge south across the northwest and then into some central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across England and Wales, clearing away to the southeast by evening. Brighter weather with showers following, these frequent in the north and west with gales.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, turning heavy and thundery at times. Generally drier with some brightness elsewhere. Windy in the north with gales this weekend, perhaps severe in Scotland.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 to Thursday 6 Nov 2014:

A band of cloud and rain over the northwest is expected to move southeastwards across the UK on Tuesday, clearing the far southeast by Wednesday morning. Brighter conditions should follow, however there are likely to be some showers too. These may be heavy and thundery in the north where it will probably be windy with local gales. A north-south split looks most likely to develop thereafter. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north, with the best of the drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain. Pressure may build further over the south into the start of November, bringing a risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Friday 7 Nov 2014 to Friday 21 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of 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. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Light rain 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Light shower night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Overcast 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Partly cloudy night 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Light shower night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Partly cloudy night 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Light shower night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Heavy rain 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Partly cloudy night 54.5235 -1.5579
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. 600 years later, at the time of the Act of the Union which united the Scottish and English parliaments in Westminster in 1707, an overcrowded population of 35,000 was living in the medieval Old Town.

During the 18th Century, Scotland established itself as a centre for scientific and intellectual achievement; a period known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, played a key role during this time. However, the Old Town could not accommodate the growing population, and a revival was needed. In 1766 a competition was launched to design the layout of the New Town and work was completed in 1820. The Georgian New Town, characterised by spacious streets and classical inspired architecture, was separated from the Old Town by Nor Loch, which has since been drained to form Princes Street Gardens.

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 Royal Mile is also the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August. 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.

Due to Edinburgh’s intellectual tradition, it has been home to many famous people including author of the popular Sherlock Holmes series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. Other famous residents include Deacon Brodie, inspiration behind the story of Jekyll and Hyde, and infamous serial killers Burke and Hare.

A coffee shop in Edinburgh was also the place where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.