Edinburgh weather forecast: Here's what the weather will be like this bank holiday weekend

With pub visits, outdoor events and larger social gatherings still being a novelty for most, Edinburgh residents will be pleased to hear the weather forecast for the holiday weekend ahead is dry with sunny spells.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 3:48 pm

According to the Met Office, the weekend will begin cloudy on Saturday with temperatures reaching 16C by the afternoon and a 10 per cent chance of rain.

By Sunday, temperatures will rise to highs of 19C from about 1pm and sunny intervals are forecast for the afternoon with clear skies expected in the early evening.

Monday will see even warmer weather with temperatures expected to rise to 20C by mid afternoon. Clear skies are forecast for the morning with some cloud coverage expected to drift in from about 1pm in the afternoon.

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Dry warm weather with sunny intervals is expected this holiday weekend.

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What are the current Covid-19 restrictions in Edinburgh?

All mainland council areas - with the exception of Glasgow - have moved to level two. Most islands have moved straight to level one.

In level two, people are allowed to meet up inside others' homes in groups of up to six people from up to three different households - and they can stay overnight.

Alcohol can be served in pubs or restaurants to groups of up to six adults from up to three different households, and premises can stay open until 10.30pm.

Cinemas, theatres, amusement arcades, snooker halls and bowling alleys are all permitted to be open. Adult outdoor contact sports, personal training and coaching are allowed and indoor group exercises can resume - but indoor contact sport is still not allowed.

Outdoor and indoor events such as concerts can also restart, but with limited capacity. Small indoor seated events are advised to have a maximum of 100 people, outdoor grouped standing events have a capacity of 250 and outdoor seated/open space events are limited to 500.

Up to eight adults from eight different households can meet up outdoors and travel across the whole of Scotland has been permitted since the previous easing of restrictions.

Travel across the whole of Scotland is also permitted and has been since the previous Scottish Government announcement of lockdown easing.

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