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Issued at: 1700 on Mon 25 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Turning dry as sunny spells develop.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and bright this evening with perhaps some sunshine, then clouds increasing overnight, although apart from the odd light shower over the Galloway hills, most places will stay dry. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Rather cloudy with a few light showers, these mainly in the west, with the best of the any brightness towards East Lothian and the Borders. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Clouding over after a bright start with some rain at times during the afternoon and evening . Then bright and breezy with scattered showers for Thursday and Friday.

Updated at: 1618 on Mon 25 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine at first this week. More unsettled later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers soon dying out in the east, but patchy rain or showers continuing in northwest Scotland and perhaps other far western areas. Elsewhere a dry night with broken cloud and some clear spells.

Tuesday:

Northern and western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland mostly cloudy with showers. Elsewhere will be largely dry with variable cloud and bright or sunny spells.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday morning will be mostly bright, with showers in the north. Wet and windy weather then spreads eastwards across Britain, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers for Thursday and Friday.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 25 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 30 May 2015 to Monday 8 Jun 2015:

The transition from May into June is expected to be unsettled, with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with the bulk of the rainfall also here. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest, but near average further south and east. Into the first week of June unsettled conditions are considered likely to continue in the northwest, with slightly below average temperatures, but more settled, warmer, conditions may start to dominate in the southeast. Towards the weekend these warmer more settled conditions look likely to spread to most of the country although perhaps with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 Jun 2015 to Tuesday 23 Jun 2015:

There still remains some uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period. There is, however, a signal for higher pressure to become established to the north of the UK until the middle of June. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery, weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the country. As we head into the third week of June there is a chance that similar conditions may persist with drier than average conditions in the north, however some unsettled spells are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1236 on Mon 25 May 2015

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny day 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Sunny day 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny day 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Sunny intervals 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