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    12°C 7°C
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  • Mon Monday 9th
    9°C 3°C
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  • Tue Tuesday 10th
    8°C 0°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 11th
    9°C 4°C
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (08 March 2015)
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Issued at: 0300 on Sat 07 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Drier spells in the east.

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest and most persistent through Dumfries and Galloway in the morning. Drier spells through East Lothian and Eastern Borders, these becoming more widespread in the afternoon. Mild with strong to gale force southwest winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, again heaviest and most persistent in Dumfries and Galloway with some drier spells further east. Towards dawn clearer conditions will push in from the west. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. However, the odd shower could push through from the west, these wintry over the hills. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Turning wet and windy on Monday, gales around the coast. Mainly dry and bright on Tuesday with winds quickly easing. Strengthening winds with rain later on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0247 on Sat 07 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in the northwest. Dry and breezy elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy rain continuing in the northwest producing large upland rainfall accumulations. Elsewhere, generally dry, cloudy in the west with the best of the sunshine across south-eastern parts and to east of hills; where very mild. Windy, especially in the north.

Tonight:

Rain moves slowly south-eastwards with cooler, clearer, showery conditions following in the northwest. Cloud increasing in the southeast, but dry. Remaining windy, though easing to the north of rain band.

Sunday:

Rain moves southeast and weakens, clearing all but the far south later. Clearer, cooler conditions following with wintry showers over Scotland, locally heavy. Windy in north with gales, easing elsewhere.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A chilly start on Monday, then turning wet and windy, particularly in the northwest. Another chilly start Tuesday, then largely fine. Wind and rain arriving from the west on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0211 on Sat 07 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 to Friday 20 Mar 2015:

After a bright start on Wednesday, a frontal system, with its associated cloud and rain, will push northeastwards across the UK with strong winds affecting western parts. A drier interlude is expected to follow for a time, before another rain-bearing weather front pushes into the west later Thursday. Whilst most areas will see some rain during this period, southern and eastern parts will be more sheltered and thus remain drier. Thereafter, pressure is expected to build over, or to the east of, the UK bringing more settled and drier conditions to many. However, weather fronts will occasionally push in from the Atlantic bringing cloudier interludes with some rain, mainly to northwestern parts. Temperatures will often be near, or perhaps above average, but with cold nights still likely under clearer conditions.

UK Outlook for Saturday 21 Mar 2015 to Saturday 4 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could be large amounts of cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that more of a northwest-southeast split will develop in late March and into early April with wetter conditions into the northwest, whilst drier conditions and higher than average pressure perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1149 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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