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    5°C -1°C
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    5°C 1°C
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    4°C 1°C
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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 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous -999 Daily air quality index:-999
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Turning colder on Wednesday with snow showers. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mostly dry at first but occasional rain and drizzle will develop, lasting into the early hours, though staying mainly dry near the East Coast. Clearer and colder later with some showers, these turning to snow on higher ground. Windy. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Wednesday:

Bright but very cold with sunny intervals, a few sleet and snow showers and strong to gale force westerly winds. Slight or moderate falls, heaviest showers evening and overnight. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Heavy snow showers Thursday morning easing and turning sleety on low ground. Friday less cold, rain showers on lower ground. Sunny spells and a few wintry showers on Saturday.

Updated at: 1606 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast. Cold tomorrow with blustery wintry showers. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland will slowly spread southeastwards affecting most parts of the UK. Behind the rain, it will turn colder from the northwest with wintry showers following. Becoming windy, with gales in the north.

Wednesday:

Rain will clear the south through the morning. Elsewhere, bright and cold with scattered wintry showers. Snow showers turning heavy across the north later. Windy, especially in north and west.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cold throughout with frequent sleet or snow showers, but with more sunny spells inland by Saturday. Strong to gale force winds will accentuate the cold feel.

Updated at: 1523 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 1 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 10 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through most of the first week of February 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 feel with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. However, there are signs of more changeable weather towards the end of the first week as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic suggest that temperatures are likely to become less cold and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 25 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: 1523 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Heavy rain 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Light rain 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 – Heavy rain 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Heavy rain 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Light shower night 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 – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Light rain 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Heavy rain 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 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