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  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    6°C -1°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday
    3°C -2°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    3°C 2°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    7°C 1°C
    Light rain
Tuesday (23 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:40 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
Wednesday (24 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:43 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index:-999
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming drier and brighter Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further rain at times, heaviest across Dumfries and Galloway, with some edging back towards the southern and western Borders. Lothians and the north and east Borders will stay mainly dry. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Dumfries and Galloway still cloudy with further rain at times, maintaining the risk of local flooding, but becoming drier later. Mainly dry and bright in the east. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Christmas Eve windy with showers, wintry on hills. Christmas Day clear and cold with some sunshine, perhaps wintry showers near east coast. Becoming wet and very windy on Boxing Day.

Updated at: 1504 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain, heavy across western hills, moving slowly southwards. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will extend slowly southwards to affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England, persistent and heavy across western hills. To the north it will be cold with frequent showers, and to the south, mild with patchy drizzle. Generally windy.

Tuesday:

Rain will continue slowly southwards, heavy across western hills, reaching southern parts of the UK in the evening. It will stay cold further north with sunshine and showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain will clear southwards during Christmas Eve, with colder, clearer conditions following. Largely fine on Christmas Day with wintry showers across eastern Britain. Turning wet and windy on Boxing Day.

Updated at: 1445 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Dec 2014 to Monday 5 Jan 2015:

Most places will be wet and windy on Saturday, with gales or sever gales developing in places. Southeastern areas of England may stay dry at first, however. Cloud and rain are expected to clear erratically eastwards during Sunday leaving sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These will be most frequent across northern and western Britain, becoming wintry with snow in the north. Temperatures will initially be above average but fall below as the rain clears. It will become colder into the following week with snow showers developing across the north. These may spread southwards at times and it will be frosty with freezing fog patches possible. It may turn more unsettled with time, with wetter and windier conditions returning from the west, and temperatures becoming nearer normal.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 6 Jan 2015 to Tuesday 20 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 1445 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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