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  • Mon Monday
    6°C 4°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    5°C -1°C
    Light snow
  • Thu Thursday
    3°C 0°C
    Light snow shower day
  • Fri Friday
    4°C 0°C
    Sunny day
Monday (26 January 2015)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
4 4
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Monday
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WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23
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Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Tuesday (27 January 2015)
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Warnings for Edinburgh
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Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Wednesday (28 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Thursday (29 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:38 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Friday (30 January 2015)
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1 1 1 1 3 3 1 1
Warnings for Edinburgh
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Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry with some brightness on Tuesday, becoming milder.

This Evening and Tonight:

The odd shower west, otherwise dry with some clear spells this evening. Cloud increasing overnight, and becoming milder, with some light rain in the west. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Tuesday:

A mainly dry day, though mainly cloudy, and there could be some light rain in the west, mainly upland Dumfriesshire. Some bright spells along east coast. Milder, with fresh southwesterlies. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming colder again on Wednesday and Thursday with snow showers to low levels, slight to moderate falls. Wintry showers on Friday, though probably rain at lowest levels. Occasional gales.

Updated at: 1446 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain in northwest. Drier elsewhere with patchy frost.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy in the north with showers giving way to outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland. Dry elsewhere, bar a little drizzle in the west, with clear spells allowing a patchy frost, mainly across southern and southeastern parts.

Tuesday:

Sunny, chilly start across southeastern parts, but becoming cloudier. Elsewhere, rather cloudy and breezy with patchy rain in the north and west, becoming persistent northwest Scotland later with coastal gales.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain clearing southeast Wednesday introducing colder, brighter conditions from the northwest. Snow showers affecting northwestern parts Wednesday and Thursday, scattered wintry showers elsewhere. Wintry showers Friday. Windy, significant wind chill.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 31 Jan 2015 to Monday 9 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through the weekend as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. These conditions will likely last into the first week of February, but there are signs of more changeable weather by the end of the forecast period as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic would mean that temperatures may return to nearer normal values and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 24 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 26 Jan 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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