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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 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    3 °C

  • Light shower day 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
Now 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
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 13 23 WSW 13 23 WSW 13 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 23 WSW 14 25 WSW 14 26 WSW 16 29 WSW 16 30 WSW 17 32 SW 17 32 SW 17 32 SW 16 30 SW 16 31 SW 16 32 SW 17 33 SW 16 32 SW 16 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 88% 90% 87% 85% 81% 76% 73% 73% 75% 77% 77% 79% 80% 82% 82% 81% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 18:26 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 17 32 SW 16 32 SW 16 31 SW 16 30 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 29 SW 15 28 SW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 15 28 SW 15 28 SW 14 27 WSW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 27 WSW 14 27 SW 13 25 SW 13 25 SW 13 24 SW 13 24 SW 12 24 SW 13 25 SW 13 25 SW 13 25
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
82% 82% 83% 84% 84% 86% 86% 86% 84% 82% 80% 77% 74% 73% 73% 73% 75% 76% 78% 80% 82% 83% 83% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 18:28 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 26 SW 15 30 SSW 16 30 SSW 19 37 SW 21 41 WSW 20 39 WSW 17 32 WSW 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 83% 79% 76% 77% 75% 74%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 30% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 3 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 15 28 WSW 14 26 WSW 13 25 WSW 15 29 W 17 33 W 16 30 WSW 12 23 SW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 72% 74% 67% 52% 54% 64% 76%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 18:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 24 SW 14 26 SW 16 30 SW 20 38 WSW 23 43 WSW 22 42 WSW 18 34 WSW 17 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 81% 75% 69% 70% 74% 77%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 16 29 WSW 15 28 W 15 26 W 16 30 WNW 17 32 WNW 14 27 W 11 19 W 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
78% 79% 79% 72% 58% 60% 67% 77%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 March 2019)
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 Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 15 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 14 SW 9 17 WSW 10 20 SW 9 18 SW 9 17 SW 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
84% 86% 88% 76% 65% 67% 70% 77%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Third 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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