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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 11°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 13°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 11°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0300 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Morning rain, becoming drier later.

Today:

Scattered showers this morning, occasionally heavy, becoming confined to the Lothians this afternoon. Becoming mainly dry with some brightness along the Solway coast and the Borders this afternoon. Windy at first, especially across the southwest. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Rain across the Lothians this evening gradually dying out then becoming largely dry. A few showers developing elsewhere through the night. Brisk northwesterly winds across the southwest. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Saturday:

Apart from the odd isolated shower over the Borders hills it will be mainly dry with some sunshine. Brisk northwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday starting mainly dry with sunny spells. Soon light rain will arrive from the west. This will clear later early on Monday, with mostly dry conditions following.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Blustery showers for many. Driest and brightest in the southeast.

Today:

Windy in places with showers or more prolonged rain in the north and west, locally heavy. Breezy elsewhere with isolated showers, but the best of the dry and bright weather towards the southeast, with some warm sunny spells.

Tonight:

Further showers and some prolonged spells of rain with hill fog in the north and west, and gradually spreading to southeastern parts later. Clear spells will develop in-between. Remaining breezy.

Saturday:

Outbreaks of rain clearing the far south at first, then dry with sunny periods. Elsewhere, isolated blustery showers, heavy at times across Scotland, easing later with bright or sunny spells.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strong winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Sep 2014 to Thursday 11 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunny spells. However, thicker cloud across northern parts may bring some showery outbreaks of light rain here. The settled conditions will likely extend north from Thursday and into the weekend with sunny periods and light winds. However, the far northwest may see some patchy light rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures are likely to be above average, particularly across southern parts where it could be very warm. Into the following week, the settled conditions may give way to a return of more changeable conditions, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas are likely to remain mostly dry. Temperatures will be close to average in the northwest, but remain above in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Sep 2014 to Friday 26 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

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Edinburgh Light rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Heavy rain 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Heavy shower night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Heavy rain 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Heavy rain 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Heavy shower night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Light rain 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Light rain 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Light shower night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Heavy rain 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Partly cloudy night 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Light shower night 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.