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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly cloudy with patchy rain, brighter later.

Today:

A mainly cloudy morning and early afternoon with some patchy rain, and misty over the Border Hills, though brighter across Galloway. Much brighter weather will spread in from the north during the afternoon with some sunny spells developing. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

A few showers at first in the north then a dry night with some clear spells, and chilly inland with a few mist patches, and local grass frost around Peebles. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Sunday:

A chilly start then a dry and bright day with some sunshine. Winds will be light. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry and bright on Monday but some patchy rain in evening. Rain clearing to sunshine on Tuesday. Wednesday mainly dry and bright, patchy rain reaching west later.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Thundery showers, becoming confined to east. Turning fresher from northwest.

Today:

Isolated thundery showers will continue across England, before becoming confined to the east by midday. Elsewhere, a dull start will be followed by a cloudy day with occasional rain or drizzle. However northwestern areas will turn brighter and fresher later.

Tonight:

Dry across the north, with clearing skies leading to a cold night. Milder but also cloudy elsewhere, with isolated rain. However fresher and clearer conditions will spread south by dawn.

Sunday:

A fine day with plenty of sunshine, although rather cloudy at first in the far south. Chilly at first, but feeling warm by the afternoon across southern parts. Light winds.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Overcast 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Overcast 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Light rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Overcast 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Sunny intervals 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Light rain 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Sunny day 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Cloudy 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Overcast 54.5235 -1.5579
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. 600 years later, at the time of the Act of the Union which united the Scottish and English parliaments in Westminster in 1707, an overcrowded population of 35,000 was living in the medieval Old Town.

During the 18th Century, Scotland established itself as a centre for scientific and intellectual achievement; a period known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, played a key role during this time. However, the Old Town could not accommodate the growing population, and a revival was needed. In 1766 a competition was launched to design the layout of the New Town and work was completed in 1820. The Georgian New Town, characterised by spacious streets and classical inspired architecture, was separated from the Old Town by Nor Loch, which has since been drained to form Princes Street Gardens.

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 Royal Mile is also the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August. 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.

Due to Edinburgh’s intellectual tradition, it has been home to many famous people including author of the popular Sherlock Holmes series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. Other famous residents include Deacon Brodie, inspiration behind the story of Jekyll and Hyde, and infamous serial killers Burke and Hare.

A coffee shop in Edinburgh was also the place where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.