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  • Sat Saturday 18th
    11°C 6°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday 19th
    8°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday 20th
    11°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday 21st
    13°C 4°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday 22nd
    11°C 4°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 1600 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry on Sunday with bright or sunny spells developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some evening sunshine then clear spells for a time in the west, but clouds increasing overnight, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle over eastern hills later. Mainly light winds. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

A mainly cloudy morning and early afternoon with some showers. These largely dying out in the afternoon with cloud breaking to give some sunshine. Cool and breezy near east coast. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

The mainly dry settled weather will continue, with the best of the sunshine likely across western parts. Winds generally light.

Updated at: 1626 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally dry and settled. Cloudier with showers on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry, with clear spells in the west. Meanwhile, cloud will be spreading in from the North Sea into northern and eastern parts of the UK during the night, bringing odd spots of rain.

Sunday:

A cloudier day, with some showers affecting central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry and bright, with sunny spells in the south and west. Cool in the east.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

High pressure dominates into next week, bringing plenty of fine and dry weather with some rather warm sunny spells, mainly in west. Often cloudy further east with a chilly breeze.

Updated at: 1541 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 23 Apr 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015:

The start of this period will begin generally dry with good sunny spells across the British Isles. However, it is likely that the weather will gradually turn more unsettled during Friday and into the last few days of April, most probably from the south or west. Light winds are forecast in most areas at first, although breezier conditions are expected at times in the south, and a transition to generally windier weather is on the cards through the period. Temperatures are likely to be above average at first, before cooling down to near normal. This more unsettled and cooler weather pattern is then expected to continue into the early part of May, with a chance of some wet and windy conditions affecting the British Isles.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

There is some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions to be fairly typical for the time of year. As a result some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these developing towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range from close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, the more settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1423 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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