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Great Edinburgh Run 2017 weather forecast

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 23 Apr 2017

A permanent fixture in Scotland's capital since 2005, Great Edinburgh Run will take place on Sunday 23 April and will follow a route past some of the city's most iconic sights. This year the Great Edinburgh Run will feature a 5-mile route in addition to the traditional 10-mile event.

The Great Edinburgh Run has seen varying weather conditions in the Scottish capital, however it has previously been run in the summer months. Bringing the race forward to spring once again in 2017 will likely mean cooler temperatures, and slightly less chance of rain as April has been the driest month in Edinburgh as shown by records from 1981-2010.

The participants will be looking for a cool and cloudy day, with a light breeze to make for the best running conditions.

The 5-mile race will start at 9:30, and the 10-mile event at 9:45. These are followed by the Toddler Dash at 13:05 and the Family Run at 13:30.

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  • Cloudy 18 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    12 °C

Friday (Friday 22 June 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 16 WNW 9 14 WNW 10 16 WNW 11 18 WNW 12 19 WNW 12 19 WNW 12 19 WNW 11 19 W 11 19 W 11 20 W 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
52% 52% 51% 47% 50% 55% 58% 60% 61% 64% 68%
UV index
6 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:26 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Saturday (Saturday 23 June 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 18 W 10 19 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 18 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 W 11 19 W 11 19 W 12 21 W 12 22 W 12 22 WNW 11 21 W 11 20 W 12 21 W 12 21 W 11 20 W 11 20 W 11 19 W 11 19 W 11 19 W 10 18 W 10 18 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 73% 75% 79% 81% 82% 81% 78% 72% 68% 65% 61% 58% 56% 55% 54% 53% 54% 56% 59% 62% 66% 70% 74%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:27 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Sunday (Sunday 24 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17 W 9 18 W 10 20 W 10 21 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 80% 85% 82% 64% 52% 49% 54% 69%
UV index
1 5 7 5 1
Sunrise: 04:27 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 14 WSW 7 13 W 6 13 W 6 15 W 5 14 W 7 16 WSW 6 14 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 75% 73% 53% 43% 42% 49% 65%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:27 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 11 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 10 ° 13 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 9 NW 4 8 NNW 2 6 E 4 11 E 6 15 ENE 7 17 ENE 7 15 ENE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 78% 75% 63% 57% 62% 74% 93%
UV index
1 5 7 5 1
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 9 E 4 9 N 3 9 NNE 4 11 ESE 5 14 ESE 6 15 ESE 6 15 NNE 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
97% 98% 93% 81% 68% 65% 68% 83%
UV index
1 4 7 5 2
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 19 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 19 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 5 9 WNW 4 9 WNW 3 8 SSE 4 11 SSE 5 14 S 6 15 ESE 7 15 S 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 89% 85% 73% 60% 63% 66% 77%
UV index
2 4 6 4 3
Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Full
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23 April - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great Edinburgh Run.

This year's Great Edinburgh Run takes place on 23 April, with the Family Mile giving children and adults a chance to run together around a shorter distance course.

The 10 mile race starts in Holyrood Park and takes runners past some of the city's most famous landmarks such as the Scott Monument, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Competitors will then race up and over the side of Arthur's Seat where they will be rewarded with beautiful views over Edinburgh, before running down towards the finish line in Holyrood Park. This year's new 5-mile race also provides the perfect sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh, for those who want a shorter running route.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the Edinburgh weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the Great Edinburgh Run website.

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