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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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  • Heavy shower day 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy shower day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 19 September 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Sunny day Cloudy Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night Light shower night Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 80% 90% 80% 70% 10% 10% 70% 50% 90% 40% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 15 35 SSW 20 37 SW 21 40 WSW 13 28 SW 11 22 SW 10 20 SSW 10 23 SSE 7 14 ESE 9 17 S 21 43 S 23 45 SSW 30 60 SW 30 58 SW 32 61 SW 31 60 SW 29 57 WSW 26 51 WSW 24 46 WSW 22 43 SW 20 41 SW 20 40 SW 20 39 SW 21 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G M G VG E E VG VG VG E E E E VG E
Humidity
73% 71% 66% 64% 65% 67% 67% 74% 78% 81% 80% 70% 57% 55% 58% 68% 69% 68% 66% 64% 62% 62% 66%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:21 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 September 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Light shower night Light shower night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% <5% <5% <5% 30% 30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 60% 80% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 19 37 SW 18 37 SW 17 34 SW 15 32 SW 15 30 SW 14 28 SW 15 30 SW 15 31 SW 15 31 SW 16 33 SW 18 35 SW 18 35 WSW 18 34 WSW 17 32 SW 14 27 SW 12 23 SW 9 18 SW 6 13 S 6 11 S 5 10 S 7 13 WSW 6 12 W 6 11 W 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E VG E E VG VG VG VG VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
67% 69% 71% 72% 72% 74% 75% 75% 75% 73% 69% 64% 60% 57% 57% 56% 59% 62% 65% 70% 75% 79% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 19:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
90% 90% 90% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 14 W 8 15 W 10 18 WSW 12 23 WSW 15 29 W 14 29 WNW 14 28 W 10 19 WSW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 89% 86% 79% 68% 56% 70% 77%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 13 26 WSW 13 25 WSW 12 24 WSW 14 28 W 15 31 W 13 26 WSW 9 17 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 78% 80% 69% 54% 53% 65% 75%
UV index
2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 60% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 S 7 13 SSW 9 18 SSW 13 27 SW 14 27 W 14 27 WNW 15 28 NW 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G M M M G G
Humidity
82% 86% 85% 83% 78% 77% 82% 77%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:10 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 9 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 15 29 WNW 14 27 WNW 12 23 WNW 13 25 WNW 12 25 W 10 21 W 8 15 WSW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 78% 79% 67% 55% 58% 71% 79%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 17 WSW 9 18 SW 10 19 WSW 11 23 W 14 28 WSW 12 24 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 86% 74% 64% 68% 73% 78%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 19:05 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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