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Edinburgh last 24 hours
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    5°C 1°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 4th
    7°C 4°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday 5th
    9°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 6th
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 7th
    11°C 7°C
    Cloudy
Tuesday (03 March 2015)
2300
Clear night
Temperature (°C)
3
Warnings for Edinburgh
Yellow Yellow
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<5%
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WSW 16 31
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83%
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0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (04 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2300 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Wintry showers, some ice tonight. Wednesday dry and bright.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers this evening, wintry over higher ground, and giving some snowfalls locally. Strong, locally gale westerly winds. Showers becoming isolated and largely confined to Galloway overnight. Clear spells, with ground frost and risk of icy stretches. Winds easing. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Wednesday:

Any showers over Galloway will die out during the morning, otherwise a dry and bright day with sunny spells, although high cloud will spread in later. Winds easing, little milder. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Gradually turning milder, but with occasional rain across western parts, whilst the east stays mainly dry with some brightness. Fresh or strong southwesterly winds.

Updated at: 1436 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with icy patches. Largely dry, but showers in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing in the north and west with snowfall over hills and rain lower down, but these easing by dawn with icy patches forming on untreated surfaces. Mostly dry elsewhere. Windy, with coastal gales in the north, but easing later.

Wednesday:

Icy patches at first. Largely dry and sunny conditions, with showers continuing to die out and winds easing. Feeling less cold. Cloud and rain reaching the northwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Windy across many northwestern areas with local gales and rain at times, often heavy in western Scotland. Southeastern areas will be mostly dry with some sunshine. Much milder everywhere.

Updated at: 1452 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 17 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely on Sunday. Wetter weather is expected in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in western Scotland, slowly moving south, possibly reaching northern England by the end of the day before stalling. It will also be windy with gales possible in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. From Monday, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are more likely to be average for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 1 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will be established in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, but still with drier weather in the southeast.

Updated at: 1155 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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