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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 12°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 11°C
    Heavy rain
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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WSW 6 13 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 13 W 5 10 SSW 6 13 E 6 14 ESE 8 16 ESE 6 12 SSE 6 10
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:16 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Wed 30 Jul 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

Clear or sunny intervals and showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry this evening with some sunny intervals though the odd shower is possible in Galloway. Dry at first tonight but turning cloudier with some showers mainly in the west. Moderate westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Wednesday:

Rather cloudy in the morning with some showery rain mainly in the Southwest. Then becoming mainly dry and bright with some sunshine in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of heavy thundery showers will spread across all parts on Thursday. Sunny spells and heavy thundery showers on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with showers in northwest. Otherwise largely fine and dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. A band of fragmenting cloud will gradually clear southeastwards to leave a largely fine and dry night elsewhere with some clear spells.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with bright or sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the south and east. Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, some heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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.