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  • Tue Tuesday 21st
    16°C 9°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday 22nd
    15°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 23rd
    16°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 24th
    12°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 25th
    11°C 3°C
    Heavy rain
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Dry with long periods of sunshine and feeling quite warm.

Today:

A chilly start with a patchy mist and frost in the Border glens. This will soon burn away to leave a dry and sunny day, although cloud increasing later in the afternoon. Feeling warm inland but fresher near the coasts. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

A bright evening with some late sunshine followed by a dry night with clear spells. Becoming quite chilly in rural areas but staying mild in the towns and cities. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

A dry day with warm sunny spells developing. Feeling fresher around coasts with a light breeze off the sea in the afternoon. A few coastal mist patches will also develop. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells on Thursday and feeling quite warm, but patchy mist around coasts. Cloudy Friday with outbreaks of rain. Cooler Saturday with rain followed by sunshine and scattered showers.

Updated at: 0420 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Many places dry and warm with plenty of sunshine.

Today:

Low cloud and patchy fog across eastern parts of England will soon lift and break, leaving most places warm and dry with long sunny spells. However, the far north of Scotland will turn cloudier with a little rain.

Tonight:

It will be chilly for many with clear periods, although probably somewhat cloudier across parts of northern and eastern Britain. A little rain is possible across the far north.

Wednesday:

Warm and dry for most again but with a little more cloud around than recently. The best of the sunshine will be across western Britain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine on Thursday. More unsettled on Friday and Saturday, with fresher winds, outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times. Some sunshine is still likely though.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

It is likely to be unsettled throughout Saturday and Sunday with spells of showery rain and breezy conditions affecting many regions. During the rest of the period, most areas will be affected by bouts of unsettled weather with showers and longer spells of rain. Some heavy showers are possible, and during the last few days of April, some of the showers may also be wintry over hills. In spite of the rain and showers there should be some brighter periods too. Conditions are also likely to turn cooler than of late during late April, more especially in the north, and this change may happen as early as next weekend. Windy at times too, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into early May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with occasional bouts of more unsettled and changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during unsettled weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather may be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1305 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

Weather map

Tue 0800

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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