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  • Sun Sunday 29th
    7°C 1°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    6°C 2°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    6°C 2°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    7°C 1°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    7°C 2°C
    Cloudy
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (30 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Warnings for Edinburgh
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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No warnings for Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 1200 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Showers becoming frequent, heavier during Sunday.

Today:

Dry, bright start over Lothians and Borders. Showers soon becoming frequent and heavy over Dumfries and Galloway, extending eastwards during afternoon. Showers fewer later with more sunshine and strengthening westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Showers will turn wintry to lower levels at times, with some accumulations on high ground. Some good clear spells too. Fresh to strong westerly winds easing. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Monday:

A cloudier day with showers, falling as snow on the hills. Some longer spells of rain developing in the afternoon, with wet snow possible over the higher ground in east. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunshine and showers, falling as snow on high ground. Showers most frequent in Dumfries and Galloway, and could bring some snowfalls especially at night. Thursday cloudier, some rain, hill snow.

Updated at: 0427 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain clearing to showers, wintry in the north.

Today:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the south clearing eastwards across England, though showery conditions following with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north, turning increasingly wintry across Scotland with snow likely over hills.

Tonight:

Generally windy, cold with clear spells for many. Showers continuing in the north, wintry across Scotland, possibly even to low levels. Cloudier, milder with outbreaks of rain in the southwest.

Monday:

Windy with local gales. A cold, bright start with rain then arriving from the west during the afternoon, locally heavy. Becoming drier later with blustery showers in the far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy with sunshine and showers, most frequent, wintry, locally thundery with widespread gales in the northwest Tuesday. Winds and showers easing through Wednesday. Cloudier with outbreaks of rain Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Apr 2015 to Sunday 12 Apr 2015:

Many areas away from the far northeast of the UK will probably be dull and cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Good Friday. However, it should be mostly dry during the weekend with variable and often large amounts of cloud. Winds should also be light or moderate and daytime temperatures near or slightly below average. On Easter Monday and Tuesday, thicker cloud, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds may affect western and northwestern parts of Britain but most other areas should be dry with sunny spells. Temperatures show signs of becoming a little above average. Thereafter, northwestern areas are more likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather. Meanwhile, the best of the drier and brighter conditions should be to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Monday 13 Apr 2015 to Monday 27 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1212 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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