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  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 13°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    14°C 7°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    16°C 8°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 8°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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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: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy, damp start but becoming dry with sunny spells Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy light rain this evening, mainly over the Galloway Hills, but many parts of Lothian and Borders will stay dry. Becoming dry and clearer for a time before another band of patchy rain returns later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

Patchy rain early on Wednesday morning then becoming much brighter with some sunny spells developing. A fresher feel and turning chilly in the evening. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with some sunshine on Thursday. Rain and gales Thursday night and wet for much of Friday as winds ease. Sunshine and a few showers on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with some rain, turning clearer and drier in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain over northern and western areas continues moving southeastwards and fragments, reaching the southeast by morning. Some clear spells following, but further cloud and patchy rain reaching the northwest later.

Wednesday:

England and Wales rather cloudy with a few showers, but a few warm and bright spells too. Cooler and sunnier further north. Windy with scattered showers in the far north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards late Thursday, clearing Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places 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 is 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 Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 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: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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