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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain clearing north overnight. Sunshine and showers on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy evening with outbreaks of rain, these occasionally heavy. Cloud thicker across the southwest with some mist patches. During the night the main bulk of the rain will clear northwards to become dry by dawn, although still rather cloudy. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Tuesday:

Cloud at first slowly breaking up to allow some bright or sunny spells from mid-morning onwards. However isolated showers will break out during the afternoon, some of these quite sharp. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Showers becoming confined to far north on Wednesday as most turn bright. Thursday generally dry and sunny, but not particularly warm. Friday brings rain, perhaps heavy, clearing to showers later.

Updated at: 1636 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreading east tonight. Sunshine and some heavy showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy rain in the west moves slowly eastwards, with some heavy bursts over parts of the southeast by morning. Rain also moves northwards across Scotland. Mainly cloudy elsewhere with scattered showers spreading from the west.

Tuesday:

Heavy showery rain will clear southeast England through the morning. Outbreaks of rain will persist across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be sunny spells and scattered locally heavy showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled on Wednesday and cooler, with sunshine and showers. Mostly fine on Thursday with rain in the northwest later. Mainly fine with rain in the northwest Friday and turning warmer.

Updated at: 1606 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Jul 2015 to Monday 20 Jul 2015:

It will stay dry and warm across much of the south through the weekend, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with some spells of rain. This rain may turn heavy and thundery as it spreads erratically eastwards, before being followed by brighter, fresher weather. Into the following week a period of more generally unsettled weather is expected across the UK. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain early next week, while further south and east there will generally be much drier, brighter and often warm conditions. Temperatures will be generally close to or a little above normal, perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast at first.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 4 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts staying generally dry, with fine and often warm conditions. Further north and northwest more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain at times, but also some drier brighter interludes. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with the south and southeast often being warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1254 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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