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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

    Rather cloudy but dry with sunny intervals developing.

    Today:

    Generally cloudy start, but with some sunny intervals developing through the day. With mainly light winds it will feel warm in the sunshine, especially across the east Borders. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Tonight:

    Some late sunshine then a dry night with some long clear spells developing. With light winds mist and patchy fog are expected to develop. Minimum Temperature 6C.

    Tuesday:

    Any early mist and fog clears during the morning to leave a dry and bright day with some good spells of warm sunshine. Winds remain light. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Dry with clear or warm sunny spells and light winds through Wednesday and Thursday. Winds become more easterly on Friday bringing rather more cloud to the east and cooler temperatures.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Turning brighter with murky conditions becoming confined to the southeast.

    Today:

    Dull start for England and Wales with occasional rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions spreading from the northwest, though some southeastern parts remaining murky with perhaps the odd sharp shower. Turning breezier in the far northwest with a few showers.

    Tonight:

    Chance of further drizzle, low cloud and increasing amounts of hill fog in southeastern areas, otherwise fine with fog patches in prone rural spots. Chilly in the north and west.

    Tuesday:

    Largely dry and warm with some sunshine once any overnight mist and fog patches clear. Probably cloudy for some southeastern parts, with the odd shower possible.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Remaining generally fine but with large amounts of cloud at times. Occasional bright or sunny spells making it feel locally very warm, but also some patchy light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Sunday 14 Sep 2014:

    Dry for many on Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once any localised early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the southwest of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is an increasing risk of rain or showers over southern areas. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with variable amounts of cloud with bright or sunny spells, but also showers or rain at times, particularly over central and eastern parts. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

    UK Outlook for Monday 15 Sep 2014 to Monday 29 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    Location Details

    Edinburgh

    Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

    Altitude: 60m above mean sea level

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    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.