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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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  • Light rain 7 °C

    6 °C

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    3 °C

Monday (Monday 20 November 2017)
Now 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain
60% 60% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 3 9 E 3 5 S 2 3 W 3 4 WNW 4 8 W 5 7 WNW 5 8 W 5 9 WNW 5 10 W 5 9 WSW 5 8 SSW 5 8 SSW 4 7 S 4 6 SE 4 6 ESE 4 7 E 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M P P P M M M M M M M M P P M M
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 97% 98% 98% 97% 98% 96% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 November 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
50% 60% 80% 90% 90% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 80% 80% 50% 40% 50% 40% 30% 30% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 10 ESE 5 9 ESE 5 9 SE 4 9 SE 4 10 SE 5 11 SE 5 11 SE 5 11 SSE 4 9 S 5 11 SSW 6 15 SW 7 17 SW 8 18 SSW 9 21 SSW 11 24 SSW 13 26 SSW 14 28 SW 15 30 SW 15 30 SW 15 31 SW 16 31 SW 17 34 SW 19 37 SW 19 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M P P M M M G G G G VG G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% 93% 92% 91% 88% 87% 87% 88% 87% 89% 88% 88% 85% 84% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 80% 80%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 20 39 WSW 19 37 WSW 15 30 SW 11 21 SW 7 13 NE 6 11 NNE 7 14 N 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G M G M
Humidity Expand
83% 83% 84% 86% 87% 90% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
70% 40% 40% 20% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 11 19 NNW 11 21 W 13 24 WSW 13 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 13 24 WSW 12 22 WSW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 87% 88% 82% 80% 83% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 13 23 WSW 12 22 WSW 11 21 NW 11 21 SSE 12 22 N 12 22 NNE 13 23 W 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 83% 85% 75% 78% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° -2 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 13 24 W 14 25 N 14 25 W 14 25 N 14 27 N 14 25 W 13 24 W 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 84% 84% 82% 75% 76% 80% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 13 24 WSW 13 24 WSW 13 24 WSW 13 24 WSW 14 26 WSW 13 24 SW 12 22 SW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 81% 82% 81% 77% 80% 83% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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