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Sunday (05 July 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry, bright Monday morning. Rain during afternoon and evening.

This Evening and Tonight:

Slow moving showers will continue through the evening, gradually dying out through the first part of the night. Then mainly dry with clear spells and light winds. A few mist and fog patches forming. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Monday:

Dry, bright start with sunny spells. Becoming cloudy with outbreaks of rain reaching Stranraer soon after midday, extending eastwards during afternoon, finally into east Lothian and eastern Borders during evening. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

An unsettled period with rain or showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, perhaps heavy at times on Tuesday. Drier on Thursday, rain later. Feeling much cooler than of late.

Updated at: 1633 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry overnight, wet and windy in the west Monday

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers in the north and east slowly dying out. Elsewhere it will be dry, with plenty of clear spells for much of the night. Cloud and then patchy rain pushing into the far southwest by dawn.

Monday:

Turning wet and breezy from the southwest, with some heavy rain developing in places. Southeast and east England and north and east Scotland will be mostly dry with some sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday will be unsettled and cooler than of late, with sunshine and showers, the showers heavy in places. Mostly fine on Thursday. Rain feeding into the northwest later.

Updated at: 1844 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Jul 2015 to Sunday 19 Jul 2015:

Fine, dry and warm across many parts of the UK on Friday, although occasional rain will affect the far northwest. The fine, dry and warm weather could hang on in the far southeast of the country until the end of next weekend, but otherwise turning more unsettled with rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, spreading slowly and erratically east. This then heralds a change to a more unsettled interlude next week, with bands of rain and showers affecting most parts at times. However, the heaviest and more frequent spells of rain will tend to be in the northwest, with southern and eastern parts of the UK still having some spells of dry, bright and warm weather.

UK Outlook for Monday 20 Jul 2015 to Monday 3 Aug 2015:

For the rest of July and into the early part of August the pattern of warm, dry spells interspersed with relatively short-lived more unsettled spells of weather, which has dominated so far this summer, is most likely to continue. Frequent spells of rain and showers are most probable in the north and west, with a good deal of fine, dry weather likely further south and east. Overall temperatures are likely to be on the warm side of average and there could be occasional spells of hot weather, especially in the south and east. Generally probably drier than average for many parts of the UK, but there is still a risk of some heavy showers or thunderstorms, especially in the warmer spells of weather.

Updated at: 1240 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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