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  • Fri Friday 6th
    10°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 7th
    12°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday 8th
    8°C 1°C
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  • Mon Monday 9th
    8°C 3°C
    Sleet
  • Tue Tuesday 10th
    8°C 1°C
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Friday (06 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
Saturday (07 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain on Saturday morning, then drier in afternoon. Mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry at first then outbreaks of rain developing especially over Dumfriesshire, the West Borders and West Lothian, some heavy. East coast, and Stranraer area drier. It will be a very mild night with strong southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

Mild and windy with rain at times, especially in the morning, over the west. The east coast staying mainly dry with some brighter intervals. Windy and very mild. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder, drier and brighter on Sunday. Rain spreading east on Monday followed by blustery showers and possibly severe westerly gales. Tuesday mainly dry, some sunshine.

Updated at: 1505 on Fri 06 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

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

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain wet and windy across northwestern parts with the rain incessant across western Scotland. Mostly dry across the rest of the country with variable cloud and clear spells, although some strong gusts of wind will affect northeastern parts.

Saturday:

Heavy rain continuing in the northwest leading to large upland rainfall accumulations. Best of the sunshine across southeastern parts and to east of hills; where very mild. Windy in north.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain will push southeast during Sunday, but becoming lighter, with cooler conditions following. Turning wet and windy on Monday, particularly in the northwest, after a chilly start. Largely fine Tuesday.

Updated at: 1507 on Fri 06 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

Fri 1800

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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