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

    Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

    Very warm with sunny spells.

    Today:

    Any low cloud and mist will clear during the morning to leave a bright day with sunny spells. Feeling warm or very warm in the sunshine, winds light and variable. However, haar could affect North Sea coasts at times. Maximum Temperature 25C.

    Tonight:

    A fine end to the day, but low cloud, mist and fog will become more extensive overnight. Close to the North Sea coast it is expected to become widespread. Minimum Temperature 12C.

    Wednesday:

    Most of the low cloud, mist and fog should clear to leave another bright day with sunny spells. Very warm again inland. Haar could persist around some North Sea coasts. Maximum Temperature 25C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Mainly dry and settled and warm or very warm with sunny spells. Haar affecting North Sea coasts at times.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mainly fine and very warm. Some rain in far northwest.

    Today:

    Low cloud across eastern parts gradually burning back to the coasts where it may persist. Fairly cloudy across Northern Ireland and far western Scotland, with locally heavy showery rain. Otherwise some sunny spells for many, and warm or very warm.

    Tonight:

    Low cloud in the east steadily spreading westwards into central parts overnight, and showery rain in far northwest easing. Elsewhere staying fine, with some clear periods.

    Wednesday:

    Mainly fine and very warm. However low cloud across many central and eastern parts first thing becoming increasingly confined to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers developing in the southwest later.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Rain at times in the northwest, and daytime showers in the south, some heavy with a risk of thunder. Very warm for many, locally hot in the south.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

    Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

    The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

    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.