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Issued at: 0000 on Sun 26 Oct 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 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mild and windy with rain in the west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Apart from the odd isolated shower it will be mainly dry tonight with clear periods. Chance of some rain arriving from the west across the western Lothians later. Windy with fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Mild. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Sunday:

Most cloudy with rain at times across Dumfries and Galloway. Mainly dry across Edinburgh and the east coast but some rain across the western Lothians. Mild and windy. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Chance of some rain across the southwest on Monday, otherwise mainly dry but windy. Dry with some sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday but turning colder.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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