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  • Fri Friday 27th
    10°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 28th
    12°C 4°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday 29th
    7°C 2°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    8°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    7°C 2°C
    Light shower day
Friday (27 March 2015)
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Warnings for Edinburgh
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Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 18:39 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 18:41 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Rain at first Saturday, brighter afternoon in east. Becoming windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers in the west soon dying away during the evening with some clear spells across the Borders, but cloud will gradually thicken from the west overnight to bring rain towards dawn. Winds freshen, reaching gale force around the coasts. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Saturday:

Wet and windy with showers or longer periods of rain, particularly in the west where rain heavy at times. Brighter afternoon in east. Winds increasing, with severe gale at times. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cloudy with rain early Sunday, and later Monday. However, for the rest of the period a cold northwesterly wind with a mix of bright spells and showers, wintry on hills.

Updated at: 1523 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming increasingly cloudy, wet and windy from the west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards overnight, especially in the north, where gales, possibly severe, are likely. Low cloud, mist and fog will become more widespread across the south, although gradually clearing as winds strengthen from the west.

Saturday:

Windy, with further gales across parts of Scotland and northeast England. Rain clearing southeastwards through the day, with sunny spells following. However showers also likely, turning wintry across the northwest.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy throughout with gales likely, particularly Monday. Early rain clearing to showers Sunday, with further rain spreading east during Monday. Drier and brighter Tuesday with showers, wintry in north.

Updated at: 1450 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Apr 2015 to Friday 10 Apr 2015:

A bright but windy start on Wednesday, although some blustery and perhaps wintry showers are likely for a time in the north. Cloud will then gradually build from the west, as a band of rain spreads slowly eastwards into Thursday, although some northeastern parts will remain dry. Into the Easter weekend and the following week, changeable conditions are expected, especially across the north. This will bring periods of stronger wind, rain and showers, although interspersed with some sunny spells. With high pressure remaining close to the south of the UK, and perhaps extending across the UK at times, some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions are possible, particularly in the south and east. Temperatures will be near average, but occasionally below average in the north, with localised overnight frost possible.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely, especially at first, showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and also later in the period. Temperatures are then expected to average out to be around normal for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights at times, especially in the north, where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1149 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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