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Sunday   (14 February 2016)
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Monday   (15 February 2016)
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Tuesday   (16 February 2016)
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Friday   (19 February 2016)
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Issued at: 1100 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cold with sunny spells, some wintry showers in east.

Today:

Mainly dry with the best of the sunshine coming through over Dumfries and Galloway. Scattered wintry showers will feed into the east on freshening northeasterly winds with the odd light shower elsewhere in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Tonight:

A few sleet or snow showers will continue across the east, becoming confined to Berwickshire overnight. Long clear spells will bring a widespread frost. Minimum Temperature -3°C.

Monday:

A dry, bright and cold day with long spells of winter sunshine and light winds. Any light snow showers across Berwickshire will slowly die out. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry and bright Tuesday morning then rain, sleet or snow spreading in later, this clearing eastwards through Wednesday. Sunny spells and wintry showers on Thursday.

Updated at: 0322 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with sleet and snow showers overnight and into Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will feed into the north and east, giving sleet or snow in many areas with patchy accumulations and ice likely. The showers more isolated further south and west. Clear spells give a widespread frost away from windward coasts.

Monday:

It will be a cold and frosty start to Monday, with plenty of sunshine. However, there will a wintry mix showers feeding into eastern areas, tending to ease later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A mostly cold, clear start away from the northwest. A band of rain, sleet and snow with strong winds moves slowly southeast Tuesday and Wednesday. Cold behind with wintry showers.

Updated at: 1325 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 19 Feb 2016 to Sunday 28 Feb 2016:

A largely dry, cold start, however cloud, strong winds and outbreaks of rain are likely to spread in from the northwest through Friday, with snow possible in parts of the north, mainly over high ground. This should clear to blustery showers later, although with further more persistent rain returning over the weekend. Thereafter, the weather looks to remain rather changeable with milder, wet and windy weather at times, with a risk of gales, perhaps severe in the north. However there will also be some clearer and frosty periods in-between weather systems. Northwestern areas are likely to see the wettest weather, whilst southeastern areas are more likely to see more in the way of drier spells.

UK Outlook for Monday 29 Feb 2016 to Monday 14 Mar 2016:

A continuation of the rather changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the northwest. This means the wettest and windiest conditions will probably affect northern and western areas, with a greater likelihood of settled periods of weather in the south and east. There is a chance that a period of more widespread cold and settled conditions could develop around the turn of the month, however confidence in this is low. Temperatures probably averaging out near or just below normal. Some frosty nights are likely, but there could well be large day-to-day variations as weather systems come and go.

Updated at: 1325 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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