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  • Tue Tuesday
    10°C 6°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    11°C 10°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 9°C
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  • Fri Friday
    11°C 8°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 9°C
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Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Tue 21 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

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Sunny spells and blustery showers. Gale force gusty Northwest winds.

Today:

Mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy squally showers with hail. The strong to gale force northwesterly winds will reach severe gale force across Galloway where gusts of around 65mph. Drier with fewer showers in east later this evening. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Heavy showers soon dying away to leave drier clearer conditions overnight. Squally northwesterly winds will gradually ease and settle into a southwesterly later. Cold by dawn in eastern valleys. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

A dry and bright start but soon clouding over from the west with outbreaks of rain, this heavy and persistent across Galloway. Mild with strengthening southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy with patchy rain much of Thursday with fresh westerly winds. Bright and breezy with showers on Friday. Mainly dry with sunny spells on Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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