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  • Mon Monday
    21°C 14°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 12°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 12°C
    Light rain
Monday
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Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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NE 5 7 ENE 5 6 NE 5 7 NE 4 6 NE 4 5 S 4 6 SW 5 8 WSW 6 10 WSW 9 15 WSW 9 16
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:28 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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WSW 9 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 9 16 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 10 18 WSW 11 19 WSW 12 21 W 13 23 W 14 25 W 15 26 W 15 26 W 16 28 W 16 29 W 15 29 W 15 29 W 15 28 W 15 28 W 14 26 W 13 24 WSW 13 26
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
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WSW 13 24 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 W 16 30 W 16 31 W 16 32 W 15 28 WSW 11 20
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80% 81% 86% 83% 76% 69% 63% 65% 77%
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0 0 0 1 2 6 5 2 0
Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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<5% 25% 45% 20% 40% 45% 45% 45%
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WSW 9 17 WSW 8 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 9 17 SW 10 21 SW 10 20 SW 9 19 SW 9 17
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84% 88% 89% 83% 79% 78% 77% 85%
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0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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SW 7 11 SW 6 10 SW 5 8 SSW 6 11 S 7 16 S 7 14 SSW 6 13 SW 5 11
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Mon 28 Jul 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

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry and bright evening with some sunshine, then staying dry overnight with clear spells, leading to a few mist patches around the lochs and the river valleys. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

Cloud and patchy light rain spreading from the west, then brightening up with sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly over Dumfries and Galloway. Westerly winds freshening. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Bright with a mixture of sunshine and showers, mainly affecting the west at first, but developing more widely by Thursday, with a few heavy ones likely. Breezy at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming clear and dry for many. Rain in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers in the far southeast will slowly clear away overnight, then leaving most places dry with long clear periods. Northwestern areas will become increasingly cloudy though, with occasional rain and drizzle.

Tuesday:

Increasingly breezy with scattered showers in northwestern parts. Elsewhere, mostly dry and bright, but turning cloudier with patchy light rain spreading southeast. Rather warm, especially in the southeast.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Showers in the north and west Wednesday and Thursday spreading into many other areas Friday. Warm in the south and east, cooler elsewhere, especially in the north Wednesday when breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Edinburgh Sunny day 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Cloudy 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Sunny day 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Sunny intervals 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Sunny intervals 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Cloudy 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Sunny intervals 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Sunny intervals 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Sunny intervals 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Sunny intervals 57.4889 -5.2754

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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.