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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 12°C
    Thunder shower day
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 13°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 11°C
    Light shower day
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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WSW 10 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 12 WSW 6 11 SW 7 13 WSW 7 13 W 7 12 W 7 13 W 7 14 WSW 8 15 WSW 9 16 WSW 9 16 WSW 9 15 WSW 7 12 SW 7 12 WSW 7 12
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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WSW 6 12 WSW 7 12 WSW 6 10 WSW 6 10 SW 8 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 7 12 SSW 6 11
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:16 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry overnight. Showers developing Thursday, heavy in afternoon.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers gradually easing to become mainly dry overnight with some clear spells for the Borders and the east. The odd shower possible over Mull of Galloway later in the night. Westerly winds easing slightly. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Thursday:

A cloudy start in the west with outbreaks of rain, drier and brighter in east. Showers soon developing across the region, becoming heavy and possibly heavy during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday. Clouding over with outbreaks of rain on Saturday, particularly in east, likely to be drier in west. Rain clearing north later on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Driest conditions in southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally fine and dry for most of the UK, with clear spells and localised mist patches possible later in the night. A few showers continuing in the northwest, turning locally heavy towards morning. Less breezy in the north.

Thursday:

Sunny spells and showers for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but with isolated showers possible.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Increasingly unsettled from Friday across all areas with showers or longer spells of rain and some brighter spells. Drier in the south on Sunday, but cloudier with rain in north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Wed 1900

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Edinburgh Light rain 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Sunny intervals 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Sunny intervals 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Sunny intervals 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Sunny day 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Sunny intervals 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Light rain 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Light shower day 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Overcast 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162
Fort William Cloudy 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Cloudy 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Craig Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Douglas (Isle of Man) Cloudy 54.1518 -4.484
Belfast Sunny intervals 54.596 -5.9301
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887

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.