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Issued at: 1600 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Wintry showers. Cold tonight.

This Evening and Tonight:

A bright evening as wintry showers, some heavy in the east, slowly die, then most places dry with some clear spells overnight, although a few will continue over Dumfries and Galloway. Frost will form inland as winds ease. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Monday:

Starting bright with some sun, but cloud and scattered wintry showers developing through the afternoon, some heavy and prolonged with hail and thunder. Very windy later over Galloway and Dumfries-shire. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

The cold showery theme will continue, sunny spells with passing wintry showers, and longer spells of rain on Wednesday. Night frosts possible inland. Fewer showers Thursday with longer sunny spells.

Updated at: 1654 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry tonight with a patchy frost in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most places will be dry and clear, leading to a cold night with a patchy frost in places. However, further wintry showers will continue to affect parts of northern Scotland and later across Northern Ireland.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers for many parts. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and thundery, and wintry across some northern areas. Windy and rather cold.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers, heavy in places and wintry across some northern areas. More persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday, clearing eastwards on Thursday.

Updated at: 1513 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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