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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry and bright on Wednesday.

Today:

A few showers at first along the Berwickshire Coast, and one or two spreading into Galloway through the day. Otherwise dry and bright with some sunny spells, the best of these around Edinburgh and Dumfries. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Clear spells this evening with a frost, the odd coastal shower in the west. Cloudier for a time overnight with a few wintry flurries possible inland. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Thursday:

A bright and mainly dry day with some sunny spells. Just a few showers over Stranraer and the Rhinns. Frost returning in the evening. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A lot of dry but rather cold weather, with the best of the sunshine in the west. A few showers, some snow, especially on high ground.

Updated at: 0319 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry, with just the odd shower in places.

Today:

Cold start, with frost or ice. The south of the UK will be cloudy with rain to begin. Fairly sunny conditions elsewhere, which will spread to the south by the afternoon. Wintry showers in Northern Scotland most of the day.

Tonight:

Mostly clear skies, but showers in southwest England, Wales and Scotland, wintry on hills. A cold night with a frost likely in the north, and rural areas in the south.

Thursday:

Mist or fog in some western parts, which may be slow to clear. Elsewhere dry with sunny spells, although some showers around coastal areas, these wintry in the northeast.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells and scattered showers, wintry in the north. Rain and possibly hill snow in the far south at times. Cold with overnight frosts, especially further north.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0222 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Clear night 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Clear night 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Clear night 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Clear night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Clear night 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Clear night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Clear night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Clear night 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Clear night 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Partly cloudy night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Partly cloudy night 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Partly cloudy night 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Clear night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Light rain 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Partly cloudy night 57.4889 -5.2754

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60.0m 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-bearing 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: 17 December 2015