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  • Wed Wednesday
    17°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 13°C
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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 11°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:27 Sunset: 19:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:29 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0700 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy start then dry with sunny spells.

Today:

A cool start in the glens with some mist patches then a dry day with some good sunny spells developing the best of these around Edinburgh. Staying cooler and cloudier along the Solway coast due to the light southerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Dry this evening with some fine evening sunshine then staying dry overnight with clear spells. A few mist patches forming in the glens, particularly around Moffat. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

Another fine dry day with sunny spells and light winds. The best of the sunshine and highest temperatures will again be in Edinburgh. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A cloudy day on Friday with some outbreaks of light rain. Dry with sunny spells on Saturday and Sunday but cloudy through the Central Belt and in Edinburgh.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions persisting, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

Today:

Any early mist and fog patches will lift during the morning. Otherwise, it will be a mainly fine day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells, with just the odd light shower possible in the east.

Tonight:

It will remain mainly dry overnight with light winds and some clear spells. However, there is a risk once again of mist and fog patches forming in places.

Thursday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift, then a mainly dry day with light winds and some sunny spells. Increasingly cloudy over northwest Scotland though, perhaps with some rain later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Patchy rain over northern parts Friday, otherwise largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some sunny spells. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy rain elsewhere during the weekend.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

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Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Fog 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Overcast 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Overcast 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Overcast 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.