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Issued at: 1400 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Dry in the morning, patchy rain in the afternoon.

Today:

A mainly dry morning with some sunny spells, the best of these over Dumfries and Galloway. Cloud will thicken from the north in the afternoon bringing patchy light rain. This will clear from the north in the evening. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Tonight:

A dry night with some good clear spells. Winds will be a light to moderate northerly, but stronger along the Borders coast. Chilly in any rural sheltered spots. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Saturday:

A dry and bright day with some good spells of sunshine in the morning, especially over Dumfries and Galloway. Turning cloudier in the afternoon, especially along the coast. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A settled spell of weather for the end of the weekend and into the start of next week. It will be mainly dry with light winds and some sunny spells.

Updated at: 0425 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloud and rain spreading south. Clearer and chilly conditions behind.

This Evening and Tonight:

Overnight, mainly light showery rain will spread to England and Wales whilst drier and clearer conditions will follow from the north, where perhaps a touch of frost is possible.

Saturday:

Some early rain in the south of England. The odd shower developing, otherwise a predominantly dry day with some sunny spells. Light winds inland but noticeably breezy around the coasts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with variable cloud amounts, though there should be some spells of sunshine, but chilly nights also. Temperatures gradually rising, becoming near to normal, feeling pleasant in the sun.

Updated at: 1521 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 9 Sep 2015 to Friday 18 Sep 2015:

Initially settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions may well move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Saturday 19 Sep 2015 to Saturday 3 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the east holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 1521 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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