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  • Fri Friday 27th
    6°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 28th
    7°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 1st
    6°C 0°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Mon Monday 2nd
    4°C 0°C
    Light snow
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    5°C 2°C
    Sleet shower day
Friday (27 February 2015)
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Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
6 6
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Friday
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SSW 19 33 SSW 18 34
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Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Saturday (28 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (02 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (03 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Showers or longer spells over rain, some brightness east. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers merging into longer spells of rain this evening, heavy at times over Dumfries and Galloway, clearing to showers overnight, these mainly in the west. Southerly winds freshening, veering southwest overnight. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Saturday:

Some brightness in the east at first, otherwise mostly cloudy with showers merging into longer spells of rain during the afternoon, heavy at times. Winds backing southerly and strengthening. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Severe overnight gales, slowly easing on Sunday, otherwise bright with sunny spells and showers, wintry over hills. Bright Monday and Tuesday, some wintry showers, mainly in west, less windy.

Updated at: 1523 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Occasional rain spreading eastwards tonight. Wet, very windy late tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold and clear in the east at first. However cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle across western parts will soon spread eastwards. Windy in the north and west

Saturday:

Low cloud and mist slow to clear over central/eastern England. Rather cloudy elsewhere but some brighter spells, especially in the northeast. Turning wet and very windy from the west later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very windy with rain at first on Sunday, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers, these increasingly wintry. Remaining cold, with brisk winds, and further wintry showers through Monday and Tuesday.

Updated at: 1433 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 4 Mar 2015 to Friday 13 Mar 2015:

After an unsettled start to the period with frequent wintry showers on Wednesday, it should become drier from the southwest through Thursday. It will be windy and cold with overnight frosts. Pressure is then likely to build bringing a spell of dry weather through the following weekend, and possibly into the next working week. Most parts should be fine and dry, but cold with the potential for very cold nights. Later in the period it will probably become more unsettled in the far north/northwest with rain or showers. Meanwhile further south the signal is for a drier than average period, but still some patchy rain, and perhaps a little snow. It should turn gradually warmer; maximum temperatures may rise above average by the end of the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 14 Mar 2015 to Saturday 28 Mar 2015:

For the second half of March the most probable scenario is for higher than average pressure over and to the south of the UK. This would bring generally more settled conditions with many places dry and often sunny. It will be cloudy at times, with some occasional rain or showers. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures are more uncertain, and although they are most likely to be close to average there is still the possibility of some cold nights. This means there is the risk of overnight frosts, and also some mist or fog, though this should be quick to clear during the daytime.

Updated at: 1102 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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

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