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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Wintry showers early on Thursday but becoming dry and bright.

This Evening and Tonight:

Clear spells this evening with a frost developing inland. The odd shower will affect Galloway. Becoming cloudier late in the night with a few showers, these falling as snow on high ground. Minimum Temperature -1°C.

Thursday:

Some wintry showers at first then becoming dry and bright with sunny spells. Just a few showers continuing over Galloway. Frost returning in the evening. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A lot of dry but rather cold weather, with the best of the sunshine in the west. A few showers with snow possible, especially on high ground. Brisk easterly winds.

Updated at: 1400 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frost for most areas overnight, icy stretches in northern Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing in parts of Wales and southwest England, whilst a more organised band of rain and hill snow moves south across Scotland. Otherwise, a cold, mainly clear, night with a widespread frost developing. Some icy stretches in northern Scotland.

Thursday:

Fog patches in some southern and western parts, may be slow to clear. Elsewhere dry with sunny spells, although some showers continuing in the southwest and parts of northern England.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells and some wintry showers. Rain, sleet and perhaps some snow affecting the south on Saturday and Sunday. Feeling cold, with overnight frosts, particularly further north.

Updated at: 1429 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2016:

Rather cold conditions are likely at first, with showery conditions across the east and far southwest, and fine conditions elsewhere. Showers are likely to be a mix of sleet, snow and hail, and there will be a widespread overnight frost. It should then turn drier from the west by Tuesday, but remaining cold with widespread, locally severe, overnight frosts. Later next week, unsettled, changeable conditions should gradually return from the west, with a band of cloud and rain making erratic progress eastwards, which may also give some transient snow in places. Thereafter, it should remain unsettled with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of drier spells. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Feb 2016 to Thursday 10 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the end of February will be dominated by unsettled, changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northwestern areas, while southeastern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 1429 on Wed 10 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60.0m 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-bearing 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: 17 December 2015