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Tuesday (28 July 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain clearing this evening and overnight. Scattered showers Wednesday afternoon

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly cloudy evening and night with the rain gradually clearing to the south. However come dawn clouds breaking to bring some sunshine north of the Borders. Fresh northerly winds over eastern Lothians and Galloway. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Wednesday:

Mostly dry during the morning but sharp showers developing for the afternoon, mainly over the Southern Uplands. Feeling a little warmer than Tuesday despite the northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry and bright on Thursday, a few showers developing, but feeling warmer than of late with lighter winds. Cloudier with showery rain on Friday. Sunny intervals and showers Saturday.

Updated at: 1616 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying unsettled and cool.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mostly dry with clear spells across the far south overnight. Elsewhere, will be often rather cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain, which may turn heavy and possibly thundery at times, across Wales, northern England and the Midlands at first.

Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers, heaviest and most frequent across central and eastern parts. Cool and breezy for many, but feeling a little warmer across southern Scotland and northern England.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and bright for many on Thursday, before rain spreads into the northwest later. Rain then gradually spreading southeast by Saturday, but weakening as it does so. Temperatures nearer normal.

Updated at: 1536 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 11 Aug 2015:

Many places fine and dry on Sunday with some sunny spells, especially across central and eastern parts. Cloud and rain though is likely to move into western parts later, before making erratic progress east during Monday, although the southeast may stay dry, with just a small chance of a thunderstorm. Temperatures near normal for many, but perhaps becoming very warm in the southeast for a time. Thereafter, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 26 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1222 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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

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