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    8°C 4°C
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    9°C 4°C
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Saturday (01 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Sunday (02 November 2014)
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Issued at: 0000 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain tonight. Dry for most of Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Windy this evening and the first part of the night with outbreaks of rain extending east, some of this briefly heavy in places. Drier, clearer and colder weather extending from the west later in the night. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Dry and bright with some sunshine but clouding over from west later in the afternoon with outbreaks of rain developing across Dumfries and Galloway. Becoming windy across the southwest. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry and bright on Sunday. Bright with a few showers on Monday. Mainly dry with some sunshine on Tuesday but a few showers along the Berwickshire coast.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing east overnight with clearer and fresher conditions following.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud and outbreaks of rain will push continue to push southeastwards through the night and reach the southeast by dawn. This rain will be followed by cooler conditions and coastal showers.

Saturday:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeast England slowly clearing to brighter conditions. Elsewhere, largely dry with some sunshine, before further rain and strong winds arrive into western areas by afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain gradually clearing the southeast on Sunday, with brighter and showery weather prevailing thereafter. Turning progressively cooler with overnight frosts becoming increasingly likely, especially across northern parts. Windy at times.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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