Glasgow Weather Forecast

Glasgow weather including a 5 day forecast for temperature, wind speed, UV and weather warnings for today's weather. Alternatively mapped forecasts are available for temperature, rainfall, pressure and cloud.

Glasgow

Glasgow, situated on the River Clyde in the west central lowlands is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the UK.

Archaeological evidence records Stone Age settlements in the area due to it being the furthest downstream point where the River Clyde can be forded.

The first bridge over the River Clyde at Glasgow was recorded from around 1285, giving its name to the Briggait area of the city and forming the main north-south route over the river.

The city recorded massive growth from the 18th century as one of the main ports for transatlantic trade. It became a centre for shipbuilding and industry reaching a population peak of 1,128,473 in 1939.

Glasgow will be the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Climate notes

Glasgow lies on a similar latitude to Moscow and Copenhagen but because of its westerly position and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, it has a noticeably milder climate.

This also means that weather can and does vary considerably from day to day ranging from relatively cool and wet to quite warm with the odd sunny day. Long dry spells of warm weather are generally scarce.

More recent weather related information

Some of the tributaries to the River Clyde locally have been prone to flash flooding.

Since 1908 there have been more than 20 significant floods caused by relatively minor storms.

On Hogmanay 1984, 500 homes were flooded.

There has been localised flooding in 1990, 1994 and 1999 flood.

Over the years a series of flood prevention projects have been installed and work continues locally to protect local homes.

Change location

To change from Glasgow weather forecast, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or a postcode into the "Find a weather forecast" box and select the appropriate location from the list provided. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. To save a location as one of your favourites click on the star next to the location name. You can save up to five locations as favourites. Favourite locations can be found in the drop down list under the "Find a weather forecast" box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location. Find out more in the UK forecast guide.

You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either forecast, observations or climate.

Map view

The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.

To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.

You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.

Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.

Five day table

The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Glasgow.

Our Air Quality Index is currently in Beta. It is a 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.

Timeline

The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.

Temperature range

The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.

Text forecast

Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.