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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy, some rain in east

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain at times this evening in the east, turning light and patchy, mainly confined to the eastern coasts later. Turning misty over the Border and Lammermuirs especially higher ground. Dry in the west with a few clear spells. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Thursday:

A generally cloudy day with a few patches of rain these chiefly over eastern hills and coasts. Brighter further to the west, but a few afternoon showers possible. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday and early Saturday mainly cloudy, some patchy rain in Lothians and Borders though Dumfries and Galloway drier. Then dry for the rest of the weekend.

Updated at: 1438 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and damp for many, but brighter in the northwest.

Today:

Many places dull and damp with extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog, as well as outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Northwest Scotland and much of Northern Ireland will be largely dry with some sunshine, though some fog patches too.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and damp for most, with some heavier rain in parts of central southern England in the evening probably moving north across the Midlands through the early hours.

Thursday:

Outbreaks of rain continuing northwards across northern England during the morning and then southern Scotland. Elsewhere, largely cloudy but becoming mainly dry. Light winds picking up in the west later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining largely cloudy but dry. Breezy on Friday, making it feel quite chilly, but winds easing for the weekend. Southern parts probably in with the best chance of brighter spells.

Updated at: 0255 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 10 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain in the northwest will gradually move southeastwards through Monday and Tuesday, weakening as it does so. Largely cloudy ahead of this rain, with clear and colder conditions following from the northwest. Thereafter, pressure will build from the west bringing a period of largely settled weather with variable cloud and some sunny spells. Risk of frost and fog patches forming by night where skies remain clear. However, northwestern parts will be windy at times with occasional rain or showers, these perhaps wintry over the hills. Temperatures often below average and rather cold at times, especially where fog lingers. The week after next is likely to turn more unsettled and milder in the northwest. These conditions may well spread to more southern and eastern parts of the country later.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Dec 2014 to Thursday 25 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 0255 on Wed 26 Nov 2014

Weather map

Wed 1500

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Overcast 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Light rain 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Light rain 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 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 – Overcast 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny intervals 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Light rain 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Light rain 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 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 – Light rain 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Sunny intervals 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