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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Fine sunny day for most, but breezy with rain later.

Today:

A fine dry and sunny morning and early afternoon. However, cloud thickening late afternoon with patchy rain reaching western parts of Dumfries and Galloway before early evening, as the south to southwest winds freshen. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

A cloudy evening with patchy light rain soon pushing across all areas. Rain clearing overnight leaving a largely dry start to Sunday with some dawn sunshine. Winds easing. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Most eastern areas staying dry and enjoying the best of the brighter spells. However rather cloudy in Dumfries and Galloway with scattered showers developing. Westerly winds occasionally fresh over coasts. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mainly cloudy across the far west with showers, perhaps merging to longer periods of rain. Elsewhere mostly dry with best of sunshine in the Borders. Westerly winds freshening on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0432 on Sat 23 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally dry with sunny spells. Rain in the northwest later.

Today:

Cloudy with some patchy light rain in the south and southeast at first. Elsewhere, a chilly start followed by a fine, dry day with sunny spells and feeling pleasantly warm. However, cloud and rain will arrive into the northwest later.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will move south-eastwards to lie across northern England and Wales by morning. Remaining dry and mild to the south and cooler with scattered showers to the north.

Sunday:

Rain across central parts moves south-eastwards and weakens, clearing all but the far southeast by evening. Cooler, brighter conditions will follow with scattered showers affecting northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places will be dry with variable cloud and bright or sunny spells and only isolated showers. Becoming breezy in the northwest on Wednesday, perhaps with some rain or showers.

Updated at: 0355 on Sat 23 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 May 2015 to Friday 5 Jun 2015:

Generally rather cloudy on Wednesday, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle in western areas at first. Some bright or sunny spells probably developing later, particularly in the south and east. Rain and freshening winds may reach the northwest by Wednesday evening. Much more unsettled on Thursday with wet and windy conditions developing across the country. The rest of the outlook period is expected to remain rather unsettled, with showers or some longer spells of rain, especially for northern areas where it could well be windy at times. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected in the south of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest and near average further south and east, though with some warmer days later in the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Jun 2015 to Saturday 20 Jun 2015:

There is considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through much of June. Overall, a rather mixed picture is likely, with rather unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures at first, especially in the north. As we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established across many areas which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 22 May 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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