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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Some sunshine , rain in the west dying out. Breezy.

Today:

Bright with some sunshine over the Lothians and Borders, perhaps the odd light shower during the afternoon. Outbreaks of rain across Dumfries and Galloway dying out during the morning, with clouds breaking to give some afternoon sunshine. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Tonight:

A mainly dry and bright evening, then showery outbreaks of rain spreading from the west to reach all but eastern parts by the end of the night. Strengthening southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Tuesday:

A mainly cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, but this turning more showery with some bright or sunny spells developing. Fresh or strong winds veering more southwesterly. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Bright with sunny spells and scattered showers on Wednesday, these merging into longer spells of rain for a time on Thursday, then further showers on Friday. Winds easing.

Updated at: 0440 on Mon 03 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain at times in the northwest. Some warm sunshine elsewhere.

Today:

Monday will begin cloudy in the north and west with rain. It will brighten up, although showers will continue, and it will become windy. Elsewhere showers are possible at first, but the afternoon will be dry with some warm sunshine.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather will affect many northwestern areas overnight. Southeast England may see some thundery showers. Elsewhere it will be mostly dry with clear spells.

Tuesday:

Northern and western areas will have a rather cloudy and windy day on Tuesday with showery rain. Most southern and eastern parts will be dry with some sunshine. Feeling fresher.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Generally unsettled. Scotland, Northern Ireland and at times Wales and western England, will be cloudy with spells of rain. Elsewhere, there will be fewer showers and also some warm sunshine.

Updated at: 0340 on Mon 03 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 7 Aug 2015 to Sunday 16 Aug 2015:

Friday and Saturday are likely to be unsettled, with showers or longer spells, of rain. The rain being most persistent in the north and west, where it will be windy at times. The southeast could stay largely dry although there is the risk of some thundery showers here. Through the rest of the period, westerly or south-westerly winds will push bands of rain or showers across the country at times, interspersed by some drier and brighter interludes. The wettest and windiest weather occurring in the north and west, with the south seeing the best of the brighter weather. Temperatures will range from rather cool in the northwest, to near normal in the east, although there is the chance of some very warm interludes in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Aug 2015 to Monday 31 Aug 2015:

The changeable theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1233 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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