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  • Fri Friday
    15°C 9°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    14°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 9°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Mon Monday
    13°C 10°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    14°C 9°C
    Cloudy
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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W 6 13 WNW 6 12 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 W 6 11 W 6 12 W 7 12 WNW 7 13 WNW 7 13 WNW 7 13 WNW 8 14 WNW 8 16 WNW 10 19 WNW 8 16 NW 9 17 WNW 9 18 NW 9 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 14 WNW 6 13 WNW 6 13
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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WNW 6 13 W 6 12 W 6 10 W 5 8 WNW 5 11 WNW 3 11 SE 4 11 ESE 6 13 SE 6 11
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82% 83% 87% 91% 73% 60% 56% 62% 79%
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0 0 0 1 1 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:28 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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SE 6 10 E 6 11 E 8 14 E 11 20 E 14 25 E 14 26 ENE 13 23 ENE 11 18
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87% 91% 90% 78% 72% 72% 75% 82%
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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E 10 15 NE 10 14 E 9 14 SE 11 18 SE 10 18 ENE 9 16 ESE 8 13 ENE 6 10
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86% 88% 89% 77% 67% 64% 70% 84%
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Dry tonight. Bright with showers in the east on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any heavy showers over Lothians and Borders will slowly die out with clear spells developing. Dry over Dumfries and Galloway with evening sunshine, then clear spells overnight and becoming chilly. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Saturday:

A chilly start then a mainly dry day with sunny spells. Cloud will bubble up in the afternoon with isolated showers developing across Lothian and Borders. Cool northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A chilly start but dry with sunny spells on Sunday. Cloudier on Monday with the chance of some patchy light rain. Dry and brighter by Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers are likely to continue throughout the night, mainly for windward coastal areas. However most places will have a dry and increasingly clear night, along with the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it becoming rather chilly.

Saturday:

A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some central and eastern areas, where they could be heavy with thunder, before easing later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cold start in the east Sunday, but mostly dry with some sunshine. Rain in the west later, spreading east Monday, heavy at times, drier in north. Rain gradually clearing Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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

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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.