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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 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

Saturday (Saturday 23 September 2017)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain
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ESE 4 10 E 4 6 E 4 6 E 4 7 SSW 4 8 S 5 9 S 9 15 SSE 9 15 SSE 8 14 SSE 8 14 SSE 8 14 SSE 7 13 SSE 8 15 SSE 5 11 SE 6 11 SE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG VG VG G
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92% 84% 80% 75% 70% 71% 74% 76% 78% 79% 81% 83% 83% 82% 84% 86%
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1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:10 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 24 September 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 7 13 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 14 SE 7 13 SE 7 14 SE 7 13 SE 7 13 SE 7 13 SE 6 13 SE 7 14 SSE 8 15 SSE 7 13 SE 5 10 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 9 SE 5 9 SE 5 10 ENE 5 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 ESE 5 10 ESE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
85% 81% 80% 80% 79% 79% 79% 79% 78% 77% 75% 74% 74% 73% 73% 73% 73% 77% 81% 84% 85% 87% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
70% 80% 60% 60% 30% 50% 50% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 6 13 SE 6 12 ESE 6 11 ESE 6 11 ESE 7 13 ESE 7 14 ESE 7 14 E 7 13 ESE 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 93% 94% 92% 86% 85% 92% 95%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 September 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 6 10 SE 6 11 ESE 6 10 ESE 7 13 ESE 8 16 ESE 8 17 ESE 8 14 SE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G M G G G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 91% 81% 80% 88% 93%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 8 14 ESE 8 14 ESE 9 16 SE 11 21 SE 13 24 SE 14 25 SE 12 22 SE 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 93% 87% 80% 79% 87% 90%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Thursday (Thursday 28 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 12 22 SE 11 20 SSE 12 21 SSE 12 23 SSE 11 21 S 11 21 S 10 17 SSE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 89% 82% 81% 86% 90%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: First quarter
Friday (Friday 29 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 9 16 SSE 9 16 SE 9 17 SSE 11 20 SSE 12 23 SSE 10 20 SSW 10 18 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 87% 82% 83% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:54 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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