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    8°C 6°C
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  • Fri Friday
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  • Sat Saturday
    9°C 7°C
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    8°C 5°C
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Issued at: 0500 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rather cloudy with some patchy rain in east.

Today:

Cloudy over the Lothians and Borders with some outbreaks of rain edging up from the south. The odd patch of rain in Dumfriesshire but most of the southwest dry, and some sunny intervals are likely over Wigtownshire. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

A few spots of rain will affect the east at times this evenikng and tonight. Drier in the west and a few clear spells around Stranraer. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Thursday:

A generally cloudy day with a few patches of rain these mainly over eastern areas. A little milder. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday and early Saturday mainly cloudy, some patchy rain in Lothians and Borders though Dumfries and Galloway drier. Then dry for the rest of the weekend.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and damp for many, but brighter in the northwest.

Today:

Many places dull and damp with extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog, as well as outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Northwest Scotland and much of Northern Ireland will be largely dry with some sunshine, though some fog patches too.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and damp for most, with some heavier rain in parts of central southern England in the evening probably moving north across the Midlands through the early hours.

Thursday:

Outbreaks of rain continuing northwards across northern England during the morning and then southern Scotland. Elsewhere, largely cloudy but becoming mainly dry. Light winds picking up in the west later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining largely cloudy but dry. Breezy on Friday, making it feel quite chilly, but winds easing for the weekend. Southern parts probably in with the best chance of brighter spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 30 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 9 Dec 2014:

Rain across northwestern parts on Sunday gradually moving southeastwards through Monday, weakening as it does so, with clearer and colder conditions following. Generally cloudy conditions ahead of this rain with a few spots of rain or drizzle, and locally murky conditions. Thereafter mainly dry and settled weather is most likely, with some sunny spells, but also an increasing risk of fog and frost patches as winds ease through the week. However, northwestern parts are likely to be unsettled and windy at times with showers or longer spells of rain. Temperatures will be around normal, or rather cold, especially where fog lingers. The week after next, the more unsettled conditions in the northwest, are increasingly likely to spread to other parts of the UK and temperatures perhaps becoming less cold.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 24 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Light rain 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Partly cloudy night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Light rain 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Fog 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Partly cloudy night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Light rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Light shower night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Light shower 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 – Overcast 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Fog 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Light rain 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Heavy rain 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