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    8°C 4°C
    Light rain
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    5°C 1°C
    Light shower day
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    7°C 0°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    6°C 2°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    7°C 3°C
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Issued at: 1400 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry, bright morning. Becoming dull and wet this afternoon.

Today:

Mainly dry this morning and after a bright start, it will become cloudy. Rain reaching Stranraer around midday will turn heavier, extending eastwards, reaching east Lothian and eastern Borders by late afternoon. Feeling cold with strong west or southwest winds. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Persistent rain soon moving away then clear periods following along with scattered showers, these mainly over Dumfries and Galloway. Northwesterly winds will become strong later tonight. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Tuesday:

A cold and windy day with sunny intervals and blustery showers. Showers heavy at times with snow on higher ground. Feeling bitterly cold in strong to gale force westerly wind. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunshine and scattered showers on Wednesday, wintry on high ground. Cold northwesterly wind. Mainly dry Thursday with sunny spells and light winds. Cloudy with rain and hill snow on Friday.

Updated at: 0440 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales, and rain clearing to showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy overnight, with gales, locally severe. Rain will clear away eastwards by midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. Some hail and sleet likely at times in the north, with snow settling on hills, leading to icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Another windy day, with gales likely, severe gales in places, and feeling chilly. There'll be sunny spells and further blustery showers, these wintry in the north, snow settling on hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing later Wednesday, and showers gradually fading, though rain into the southwest later. Mainly fine early Thursday, before rain spreads slowly northeast. Cloudy, with some rain for most Friday.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Apr 2015 to Monday 13 Apr 2015:

Probably a fair amount of cloud around Saturday and Sunday. Also most likely a good deal of dry weather, though some southern and western parts may see some early rain Saturday and some eastern parts may catch isolated showers this weekend. Winds will be mainly light, and daytime temperatures most likely near or just below average. Into Easter Monday, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely to affect northwestern parts, whilst other areas remain largely dry and bright. The unsettled conditions then look likely to spread further across the UK by mid-week, many parts breezier then too. Thereafter, northwestern areas are likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather, with the best of the drier and brighter conditions to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 28 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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