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    11°C 11°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    11°C 9°C
    Light shower day
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    12°C 9°C
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Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy with rain at times, breezy later.

Today:

Dry and bright across eastern Borders at first. Cloudy in the west with rain developing here in morning and spreading eastwards to most parts. The rain patchy in the east but more prolonged in the west. Fresh southwest winds developing. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Further outbreaks of rain in the west through the evening and night with mist over the hills. Eastern parts will have drier spells. A mild night, breezy in the west. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Thursday:

Cloudy for much of the day on Thursday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle across Dumfries and Galloway and occasionally spreading north to Falkirk. Brighter towards Haddington. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers through Friday and Saturday and chilly in the fresh winds. Heavy rain for a time, coupled with strong winds on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in north. Drier, but increasingly cloudy elsewhere.

Today:

A dry, bright and chilly start for many southern and eastern areas, though it will turn cloudier through the day. Rain and strengthening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, turning heavy at times over western hills.

Tonight:

Generally cloudy with a few clear spells in the southeast and occasional rain in the west, persistent in some northwestern areas. A milder night, but remaining windy in the north.

Thursday:

A generally breezy and cloudy day with some brighter spells in the south and east. Sporadic outbreaks of rain, mainly in the west, persistent in the northwest. Temperatures above normal.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A band of rain will push southeast through Friday, clearing southeast England early Saturday. Then all parts brighter with occasional showers, more rain in the northwest later. Becoming very windy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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