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  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 5°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    7°C 5°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    8°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    6°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    6°C 3°C
    Heavy rain
Saturday (22 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (23 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2000 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry on Sunday with sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry tonight with skies gradually clearing from the west and winds falling light. This will lead to a touch of frost and allow a few fog patches to form. The coldest spots will be across Dumfries and Galloway. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Sunday:

After a cold start any fog will clear through the morning. This will leave a dry day with plenty of sunshine. Light winds at first then freshening westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mainly dry, bright and breezy on Monday. A little rain later. Dry and settled on Tuesday and Wednesday with overnight frost and fog. Fog slow to clear in places.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Persistent rain in the southeast overnight. Showers in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Misty and murky across central, southern and eastern England with rain becoming heavier and more persistent. Clear and cold in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland with patchy freezing fog and localised ice patches where showers occur in the west.

Sunday:

Persistent rain and murky conditions across southeast England, becoming lighter later. Brighter and colder conditions over the northwest will gradually spread south into central parts. Showers continue across northwestern parts.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places largely dry with sunny spells by day and frost and fog patches overnight. Cloudier across the south by Tuesday with outbreaks of rain, gradually spreading further north Wednesday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Nov 2014 to Saturday 6 Dec 2014:

Rain across many eastern parts on Thursday will clear most parts by the end of the day. A spell of drier and brighter weather, once any early fog has cleared, across western parts will gradually spread east, with further rain reaching western parts later. The rain and strong winds in the west are expected to make erratic progress eastwards during Friday with many eastern areas having a mostly dry start. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist through the weekend and beyond, with the heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect western areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal, but with some chilly starts and occasional overnight frost possible during the drier and clearer interludes.

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Dec 2014 to Sunday 21 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around or a little above average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Partly cloudy night 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Heavy rain 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Partly cloudy night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Clear night 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Light shower night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Heavy shower 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 – Clear night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Heavy shower night 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Partly cloudy 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