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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 13°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    14°C 7°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 11°C
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  • Fri Friday
    15°C 8°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 7°C
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Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 18:43 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 18:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 30 Sep 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain spreading east on Tuesday but dying out.

Today:

Early mist lifting then eastern areas mainly dry and bright, though some patchy rain later in the afternoon. Southwest Scotland cloudy with some outbreaks of rain spreading in, though the Rhinns of Galloway may brighten later. Windy along Solway Coast. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

Patchy rain clearing east this evening. Dry and clearer for a time before another band of rain returns to the west later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

Patchy rain early on Wednesday morning then much brighter with some good sunny spells in afternoon, the best in East Lothian A fresher feel and turning chilly in the evening. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with some sunshine on Thursday. Rain and gales Thursday night and wet for much of Friday as winds ease. Sunshine and a few showers on Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clouding over in the north and west, warm sunshine southeast.

Today:

Low cloud and fog dispersing to give some warm sunny spells for many. Cloud and occasional rain in the northwest will move slowly eastwards into other western and some northern parts. Breezy in the northwest.

Tonight:

The cloud and patchy rain will continue to move southeastwards overnight, though becoming increasingly fragmented, reaching the southeast by morning. Another band of cloud and patchy rain in the northwest.

Wednesday:

A fairly cloudy picture with some mainly light and patchy rain at times. Becoming drier, clearer and fresher from the northwest through the day, reaching northern England by evening.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north on Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards Friday and Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Monday 13 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However current indications suggest that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 28 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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