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  • Fri Friday
    23°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    21°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 13°C
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  • Mon Monday
    21°C 14°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:28 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 25 Jul 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

Coastal haar in east, fine elsewhere. Rain later Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mostly a very warm sunny evening.but North sea coastal mist and fog will drift further inland over Berwickshire and eastern Lothians later. Tonight dry and clear over Dumfries and Galloway; haar over eastern areas, especially Berwickshire around into the Forth Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Mist burning back to eastern headlands with warm sunny spells for many areas, especially the east. However late afternoon onwards, cloud and heavy showers spread over Lothians, Dumfries and Galloway. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday will be fresher and rather cloudy with showers, some heavy. Monday will see mostly fine conditions then further spell of light rain moving east on Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy, thundery showers in south easing. Many places dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy, thundery showers across southern England easing this evening. Overnight, many parts dry, but cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud, mist and hill fog will also return across central and eastern parts.

Saturday:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd heavy shower is likely elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler, cloudier and breezier Sunday with showery rain spreading southeastwards. Sunshine and showers Monday, a risk of thunder in the south. Tuesday, rain in the northwest, dry and bright elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Fri 2300

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Edinburgh Partly cloudy night 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Partly cloudy night 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Partly cloudy night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Clear night 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Clear night 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Clear night 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Clear night 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Clear night 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Clear night 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Clear night 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Clear night 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Clear night 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Clear night 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Partly cloudy night 57.4889 -5.2754

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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.