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  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    16°C 8°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    11°C 7°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    12°C 10°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday
    12°C 7°C
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 18:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 18:41 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 18:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Dry with sunny spells. Becoming windy.

Today:

A cold start with a touch of frost in the glens. A dry day with some good sunny spells, the best of these around Selkirk. Freshening southwesterly winds and feeling quite fresh in that wind. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Clear spells at first this evening but clouding over with outbreaks of rain spreading down from the northwest later in the night, this heaviest around Portpatrick. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Friday:

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at times particularly over Galloway and Dumfries where it will persist throughout the day. The rain will be lighter around Edinburgh. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy with rain at first on Saturday becoming brighter with showers later. Winds strengthening later. Showers merging into longer spells off rain on Sunday. Cloudy with heavy rain on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and very windy in northwest. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Today:

Winds strengthening across Scotland and Northern Ireland through today, with severe gales developing in the far northwest. Dry for most places, with some sunny spells, especially across northern and central areas. However the odd shower also developing in the south.

Tonight:

Wet and windy night across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain edges southeastwards. Elsewhere dry with clear spells. Patchy fog in the south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain affecting Northern Ireland, and southern and eastern Scotland for much of the day, and perhaps moving into northern England later. Largely dry and breezy elsewhere.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, band of locally heavy rain and strong winds continuing southeastwards, clearing the far southeast later. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

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Edinburgh Clear night 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Clear night 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Clear night 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Clear night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Clear night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Mist 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Clear night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Clear night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Clear night 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Clear night 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Clear night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Partly cloudy 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. 600 years later, at the time of the Act of the Union which united the Scottish and English parliaments in Westminster in 1707, an overcrowded population of 35,000 was living in the medieval Old Town.

During the 18th Century, Scotland established itself as a centre for scientific and intellectual achievement; a period known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, played a key role during this time. However, the Old Town could not accommodate the growing population, and a revival was needed. In 1766 a competition was launched to design the layout of the New Town and work was completed in 1820. The Georgian New Town, characterised by spacious streets and classical inspired architecture, was separated from the Old Town by Nor Loch, which has since been drained to form Princes Street Gardens.

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 Royal Mile is also the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August. 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.

Due to Edinburgh’s intellectual tradition, it has been home to many famous people including author of the popular Sherlock Holmes series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. Other famous residents include Deacon Brodie, inspiration behind the story of Jekyll and Hyde, and infamous serial killers Burke and Hare.

A coffee shop in Edinburgh was also the place where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.