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    7°C 6°C
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    11°C 7°C
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    7°C 5°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    6°C 3°C
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    6°C 2°C
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Saturday (20 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
Sunday (21 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
Monday (22 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1500 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Heavy rain reaching west. Windy, local severe gales in east.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few early clear spells in east but cloud spreads east through the evening. Outbreaks of rain spread east overnight though mostly light and patchy, a few heavier bursts over the Galloway Hills. Strengthening southwesterly breeze. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain. The rain patchy and light, then turning heavier and more persistent in the west later in the day. Windy, local severe gales in east. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A wet night and Monday morning. Rain clearing south then clear or sunny spells and a few showers wintry on hills. Possibility of rain or snow on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1443 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and windy in the northwest. Largely dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear spells in the east this evening will allow a patchy frost to develop for a time. However, thicker cloud and milder conditions in the west will spread east with occasional rain and strong winds developing in the northwest.

Sunday:

Cloud and rain in the north and west, heavy and persistent western Scotland. Windy across northern parts, especially to the east of high ground. Elsewhere, largely fine and breezy. Mild.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy, mild and windy with rain across central parts Monday. These conditions will slowly move south, perhaps clearing to colder conditions through Christmas Eve. Northern parts colder with wintry showers.

Updated at: 1532 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Dec 2014 to Saturday 3 Jan 2015:

Largely fine, bright and cold on Christmas Day with many places starting with a frost. Across northern parts there will be some wintry showers, these most likely across northern Scotland. Showers will ease later with a widespread frost overnight, leading to a cold and bright day for many on Boxing Day. However, northern/northwestern parts will become increasingly unsettled with rain, perhaps transient snow, and strong winds developing; risk of gales/severe gales. Into the weekend, low pressure looks likely to become established over the UK bringing periods of rain/showers along with potentially very strong winds. There will also be the risk of some snow, most likely in the north. Into the following week, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures interspersed by colder, showery conditions.

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Jan 2015 to Sunday 18 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 1532 on Sat 20 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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