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  • Mon Monday 27th
    8°C 2°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    8°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    9°C 4°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday 30th
    9°C 3°C
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  • Fri Friday 1st
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Issued at: 1000 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Frosty start. Sunny spells, then showers developing, some wintry.

Today:

Early frost then sunny spells, but showers reaching Galloway from late morning spreading northeast. Local hail, sleet and snow, temporary slushy falls on higher ground. Freshening southwesterly winds, becoming strong towards Stranraer later. Feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear intervals and showers, these giving some snowfalls locally over higher ground. Windy over the Southwest with coastal gales for a time. Frost developing in east. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

A bright but cold day with a mixture of sunny intervals and showers, these still wintry over higher ground though any lying snow quickly melting. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunshine and showers on Wednesday and Thursday, showers of snow on hills. Friday will be dry with some sunny spells, feeling warmer in light winds by day but night frosts.

Updated at: 0443 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers for many. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and turning wintry in parts of the north, mainly on hills. Becoming windy in the north and west, with gales likely for a time.

Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, wintry over hills in the north and occasionally to lower levels. Drier elsewhere, and cold for most with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over some hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cold, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 0437 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 11 May 2015:

Northern and eastern parts of the UK should remain mainly dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible on Saturday, these perhaps turning wintry over higher ground in Scotland. It will turn increasingly cloudy in the south and west from Saturday onwards with outbreaks of rain at times. These will probably move northeastwards to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the south. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places. Temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015:

Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn more settled for a time from around mid-May onwards. Conditions will be fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

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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 intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny day 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Light shower day 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 – Light shower day 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Light shower day 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 – 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