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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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Wednesday (Wednesday 17 January 2018)
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WSW 12 30 WSW 13 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 15 30 W 17 35 W 15 31 W 17 34 W 17 35 WSW 16 31 W 17 33 WSW 17 33 WSW 17 32 WSW 17 33 WSW 17 32 WSW 17 33 WSW 15 30 WSW 15 30 WSW 14 29 WSW 12 25 SW 10 23 SW 9 21 SW 7 17 WSW 4 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:32 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 18 January 2018)
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Cloudy Overcast Light snow Light snow Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light snow shower night
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SSW 4 9 W 4 10 NW 6 11 WNW 6 11 W 7 14 W 9 17 WSW 9 18 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 25 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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92% 94% 93% 93% 93% 92% 90% 89% 89% 90% 89% 88% 86% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 88% 87% 89% 88% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:31 Sunset: 16:16 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 19 January 2018)
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Warnings
Light snow Light snow Cloudy Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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WSW 12 25 SW 12 24 SW 12 25 SW 13 25 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG M VG M VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 89% 92% 86% 83% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:29 Sunset: 16:18 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 20 January 2018)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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W 9 18 W 9 18 W 8 16 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 16 WNW 6 12 W 5 9 SW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 87% 85% 77% 81% 90% 91%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 21 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Sleet shower Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 60% 60% 70% 20% 20% 20%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 8 S 6 11 SSE 7 16 SSE 9 19 S 5 11 SSW 7 13 SW 7 14 SW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
90% 85% 88% 92% 90% 91% 94% 93%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 16:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 22 January 2018)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 15 SW 8 15 SW 8 16 SW 8 15 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 SW 8 15 SW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 93% 94% 90% 91% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 16:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 9 18 SSW 10 18 SSW 10 19 SSW 11 20 SSW 12 23 S 13 25 S 13 25 S 14 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 91% 90% 88% 86% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:26 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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