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Saturday   (29 August 2015)
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Issued at: 1200 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

A mixture of bright spells and scattered showers.

Today:

Dry and bright start to the east, while scattered showers continue across Dumfries and Galloway. Some showers developing elsewhere through the day, some heavy, with the driest and sunniest conditions expected across the Lothians and eastern Borders. Moderate southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers in the evening. Showers will gradually die away overnight, but a few may remain across the far western areas. Easing winds. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Sunday:

A bright start for most, except for Galloway where a few showers are expected. There will be sunny spells, but scattered showers will develop more widely later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Winds becoming northerly on Monday with scattered showers confined mainly across the Lothians. Becoming drier on Tuesday and Wednesday with only a few showers drifting from the north. Feeling cooler.

Updated at: 0428 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers easing in north tonight. Potentially thundery rain in southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy across southeastern Britain with showery rain affecting some parts, possibly turning heavy and thundery in the far southeast. Showers in the north easing leaving clear spells and a chilly night, especially across the east. Central areas dry but chilly.

Sunday:

Still breezy in the far north with scattered showers affecting Northern Ireland and Scotland. Cloudy at times further south with some showery rain, occasionally heavy later. Humid in the southeast.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain across southern and eastern parts Monday gradually clearing, with drier, brighter conditions following Tuesday. Showers in the north slowly ease. Some pleasant sunshine, but chilly nights developing for all.

Updated at: 1430 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 3 Sep 2015 to Saturday 12 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there will still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain, could push into northwestern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Sunday 13 Sep 2015 to Sunday 27 Sep 2015:

The generally settled and fine conditions are expected to continue across Southeastern parts of the UK through much of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, and only a low risk of short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to remain on the unsettled side in the Northwest for the majority of the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods in the Southeast by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 1430 on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Weather map

Sat 1400

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Light shower day 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Light shower day 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Light shower day 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Sunny intervals 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Light rain 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Light shower day 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Cloudy 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Sunny intervals 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 – Light shower day 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