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  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    21°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    21°C 13°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:28 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Staying dry and very warm.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry this evening with some warm sunshine but low cloud along the east coast will drift inland towards sunset. The rest of the night will be dry, but low cloud and fog developing through the Lothians and eastern Borders. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Low cloud burning back to the east coast through the morning otherwise dry and sunny. Another very warm day to come, and turning hot across Dumfries and Galloway again. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Still warm on Saturday but some showery rain spreading east. A little cloudier with a few showers on Sunday, and feeling fresher. Sunny intervals and some patchy rain on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Misty along some eastern coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any heavy, thundery showers, mainly in the far southwest will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will encroach inland from northeastern coasts to central areas.

Friday:

A generally fine, warm and dry day for most areas, but isolated heavy showers are possible, mainly in the southeast. Low cloud will again affect northeastern parts, persisting along coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 to Thursday 7 Aug 2014:

The largely fine and dry weather is expected to continue across most parts of the UK initially, although in the north an area of weakening and fragmenting rain is expected to move slowly southeastwards through Tuesday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern and southwestern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further towards the south.

UK Outlook for Friday 8 Aug 2014 to Friday 22 Aug 2014:

The generally unsettled conditions look set to continue through the start of this period with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain in the north, while the best of the drier, brighter spells will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but returning to near normal later. A return to more settled conditions in the south is looking likely towards the end of the period.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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