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  • Wed Wednesday
    14°C 8°C
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    14°C 11°C
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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    12°C 9°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 18:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 18:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Patchy rain slowly clearing, then brightening up with some sunshine.

Today:

Patchy mainly light rain will slowly clear away southeast, with clouds breaking to give some lengthy spells of sunshine, although it may be later in the afternoon before it brightens up over the Borders. Light or moderate westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

A bright end to the day then a dry evening and night with long clear spells, becoming quite chilly in the more sheltered rural spots, perhaps a few mist patches. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Thursday:

Any mist patches soon clearing, then a dry and bright day across all parts with sunny spells. Southerly winds strengthening during the evening. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain on Friday, windy at first, then turning cooler with sunshine and showers on Saturday, these becoming heavier and more frequent later on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Northern parts becoming sunnier, fresher. Elsewhere, cloudier with patchy rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy start with rain in places. Sunnier, fresher conditions spreading eastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, but windy with showers in far northwest. Remaining fairly cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain, but some brighter, warmer spells likely.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy and some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds giving a cold night with rural grass frosts.

Thursday:

After a cold start, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly dry with sunny spells, but southwesterly winds strengthening. Cloudier across England and Wales with a few showers possible in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Edinburgh Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Heavy shower night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Light shower night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Heavy rain 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Heavy shower night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Light shower night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
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. 600 years later, at the time of the Act of the Union which united the Scottish and English parliaments in Westminster in 1707, an overcrowded population of 35,000 was living in the medieval Old Town.

During the 18th Century, Scotland established itself as a centre for scientific and intellectual achievement; a period known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, played a key role during this time. However, the Old Town could not accommodate the growing population, and a revival was needed. In 1766 a competition was launched to design the layout of the New Town and work was completed in 1820. The Georgian New Town, characterised by spacious streets and classical inspired architecture, was separated from the Old Town by Nor Loch, which has since been drained to form Princes Street Gardens.

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 Royal Mile is also the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August. 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.

Due to Edinburgh’s intellectual tradition, it has been home to many famous people including author of the popular Sherlock Holmes series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. Other famous residents include Deacon Brodie, inspiration behind the story of Jekyll and Hyde, and infamous serial killers Burke and Hare.

A coffee shop in Edinburgh was also the place where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.