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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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  • Overcast 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 2 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    3 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 11 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 1 3 SE 3 7 SE 4 8 S 2 8 SE 1 8 S 2 9 E 3 6 E 3 4 ESE 4 5 SE 4 6 SE 4 8 SE 5 11 SE 6 15 SE 6 15 SE 7 13 SE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G
Humidity
94% 91% 89% 89% 88% 87% 87% 90% 91% 91% 90% 91% 89% 89% 89% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:33 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 12 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 13 SE 8 16 SE 8 17 SE 9 18 SE 7 15 SE 8 16 SE 9 18 SE 9 18 SE 9 19 SE 10 21 SE 10 21 SE 10 20 SE 10 19 SE 9 18 SE 10 19 SE 9 20 SE 10 21 SE 11 24 SE 12 24 SE 12 24 SE 12 24 SE 12 24 SE 12 25 SE 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 87% 87% 87% 88% 87% 86% 86% 86% 85% 84% 82% 82% 81% 80% 81% 81% 79% 78% 76% 74% 74% 74%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:34 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 12 24 ESE 9 18 SE 11 20 SE 13 25 SE 13 26 SE 12 23 SE 9 19 SE 8 17
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% 79% 75% 75% 70% 72% 77% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:35 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 6 11 SSE 6 12 SE 6 11 SE 7 12 SE 8 15 SSE 8 16 SE 8 16 SSE 9 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
85% 85% 85% 86% 77% 75% 77% 78%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:36 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 80%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 9 16 SE 9 16 SE 10 18 SE 11 21 SE 13 25 SE 14 26 SE 15 27 SSE 15 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
80% 81% 82% 81% 81% 84% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:37 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
80% 40% 10% 10% 40% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 15 28 S 14 26 SSW 14 25 S 13 24 SSW 13 25 SSW 14 26 S 13 23 SSW 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 90% 89% 89% 87% 87% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:38 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 19 SSW 10 18 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 19 SW 11 21 SSW 11 21 SSW 11 21 S 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 92% 90% 89% 90% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 15:38 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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