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

    Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

    Mainly dry with clear spells tonight.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Some localised thundery downpours at first in the east, clearing into North Sea. Then only isolated showers overnight with most areas becoming dry with clear intervals and light winds. Some mist patches forming particularly in Glentrool. Minimum Temperature 11C.


    A mainly dry bright start inland with some sunshine. Scattered showers in west developing more widely with some heavy showers possible, thunder risk. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 19C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Saturday will be cloudy with heavy rain for much of the day, perhaps turning showery in the evening. Bright with heavy showers on Sunday. Mainly dry on Monday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers will continue to affect the northern and western areas overnight, but easing and becoming mainly dry elsewhere, with clear spells developing. Winds will also be mainly light, possibly allowing some localised mist patches to form, particularly in the south.


    Showers and brighter spells for many areas, showers merging into longer spells of rain for parts of Wales and southwest England later. Southeastern England will stay largely dry and warm.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rain, heavy at times, moving northeast Saturday, drier in the southeast. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and windy, in north. Generally drier with winds easing Monday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

    Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. 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 at times.

    UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 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 and western 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 Thu 31 Jul 2014

    Location Details


    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.