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    3°C -2°C
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Sunday (01 February 2015)
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No warnings for Sunday
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Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:53 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 2000 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Clear and frosty tonight. Sunny spells on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and mostly clear this evening and overnight with a widespread frost soon setting in, severe frost over snow cover across the western Borders and Dumfriesshire. Fresh northwesterly winds persisting along East Lothian and Berwickshire Coast. Minimum Temperature -6C.

Monday:

After a frosty start it will be dry and cold with some sunny spells. Light winds but cold, frost locally persisting inland. Some snow showers overnight. Maximum Temperature 3C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Snow showers lasting into Tuesday morning, then dry in the southwest, wintry showers in the east. Early wintry showers in east on Wednesday, otherwise mainly dry.

Updated at: 1445 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold with coastal wintry showers, more persistent in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing across Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and some eastern coastal areas. Otherwise, mostly dry with clear spells and winds easing across the UK. A very cold night with a widespread, locally severe frost and icy patches.

Monday:

A cold start, then mainly dry with sunny spells and further wintry showers affecting western and eastern coasts. A band of rain, sleet and snow moves into northern Scotland later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy with a band of sleet and snow moving southwards Tuesday and weakening. Wintry showers in the east. Mostly dry with wintry showers north and east from Wednesday. Overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 Feb 2015 to Sunday 15 Feb 2015:

The cold weather will continue through Friday and Saturday, particularly in the south. There is likely to be some snow showers in the southeast at first, with widespread overnight frosts. There is a risk of more widespread rain and snow over north-western parts from Saturday as conditions are likely to become more influenced by the Atlantic. Temperatures gradually becoming less cold here, although the transition period will have the potential for further snow in places. Elsewhere, conditions will be mainly dry with some sunshine. Through the second week of February, temperatures will remain near or just below average and it will be often dry, particularly in the south. However, it will be generally more unsettled in the northwest and less cold, under the influence of Atlantic air.

UK Outlook for Monday 16 Feb 2015 to Monday 2 Mar 2015:

Whilst changeable Atlantic conditions will likely prevail at the start of the period, mainly in the north, it currently looks most probable that a period of more settled weather will dominate in the south. This leaves most parts of the UK with slightly drier, and colder conditions than average with overnight frosts and patchy fog likely at times.

Updated at: 1439 on Sun 01 Feb 2015

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