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    14°C 7°C
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  • Tue Tuesday 5th
    9°C 6°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 6th
    11°C 6°C
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  • Thu Thursday 7th
    11°C 3°C
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  • Fri Friday 8th
    10°C 4°C
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Issued at: 1400 on Mon 04 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Fine and dry.

Today:

A fine and dry day with good spells of sunshine around, the best of these across the Lothian's and Borders. Feeling warm in the sunshine as the occasionally fresh southwesterly breeze eases. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Some late sunshine to end the day but cloud increases overnight with outbreaks of rain spreading north, reaching Dumfries towards dawn and the rest of the area soon after. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Tuesday:

A wet start for most with some heavy rain, especially across Lothian and Borders. However the afternoon gradually becomes drier and brighter as strong easterly winds turn southerly. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Some sunny spells on Wednesday but also heavy showers developing. Sunny spells and showers again on Thursday with northerly winds but Friday looks rather cloudy with a little rain.

Updated at: 0435 on Mon 04 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Drier and brighter today. Turning wet from the south tonight.

Today:

A largely fine and dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Heavy rain across Scotland will clear northeastwards and some showers will linger across Northern Ireland. Cloud will thicken in southern England, with occasional rain later.

Tonight:

The rain will track north with heavy pulses, affecting all parts, getting to the south of Scotland by dawn. With thick cloud and heavy rain it will be mild though.

Tuesday:

The rain band will slow across northern Scotland with sunny spells developing elsewhere. Winds will strengthen from the south with a risk of gales and some blustery showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy with heavy, possibly thundery showers on Wednesday. Thursday will be drier with fewer showers, and light rain will move into the far north and south Friday.

Updated at: 0431 on Mon 04 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Monday 18 May 2015:

It will start dry and bright for many on Saturday, but outbreaks of rain will likely develop across many parts and then remain mostly unsettled through the weekend. It is probable that conditions will remain unsettled in the northwest through the following week with occasional outbreaks of rain and showers, and some strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely in the southeast. This pattern may continue over the weekend, but there is also a signal that more settled conditions will build across all parts of the UK for a time. Temperatures will start off chilly on Saturday, but they should generally rise closer to average, and perhaps become warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 19 May 2015 to Tuesday 2 Jun 2015:

Overall conditions will be fairly mixed during this period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather at times, but interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas at first. The best of the settled weather being more likely in the south and southeast. Towards the end of the month drier conditions may become more prevalent across northern areas as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or just above average for most areas, with spells of more settled weather likely to be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, especially in the south and southeast. Some chilly evenings are also likely, perhaps with isolated overnight frost, most likely in rural northern areas.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 04 May 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Sunny intervals 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny day 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny intervals 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Overcast 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny day 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny day 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny day 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Sunny intervals 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Sunny intervals 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