Edinburgh weather forecast: Latest forecast as Capital can expect 16 degree temperature and sun today

As temperatures are expected to reach an uncharacteristically high 16° across the Capital this afternoon, here is what you can expect the weather to be like on this warm day and over the next few days.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:02 am
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:45 pm

The Met Office has said that they are expecting a dry day with clouds thinning and breaking to give bright or sunny spells in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland today.

We can expect “a very mild day” which will “feel pleasant in the afternoon sunshine”, according to the expert weather forecasters, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 16 °C.

In Edinburgh at 10am, temperatures will rise to 11° with clouds expected to last until 12pm.

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Temperatures are expected to rise in the Capital today as a sunny day is in store (Photo: Shutterstock).

From midday, we can expect to see sunny intervals creeping through with temperatures rising to 12° and reaching their way to 15° between 1 and 2pm.

However, by 3pm, we can expect temperatures to peak at a warm 16° in the Capital and last until 5pm with sunny intervals expected throughout this time.

By 5pm, clouds are predicted to completely disappear creating sunny clear skies with temperatures only dropping by a couple of degrees to 13°.

The Met Office says the Capital can expect a “clear night” by 7pm with temperatures remaining high at 12° and only dropping by one degree as we go through the 8pm hour.

Between 9pm and 10pm, the air is predicted to remain positively balmy with temperatures at 10° throughout this period.

This will only drop to 9° when we reach 11pm.

Sadly, Friday won’t be as warm or sunny in Edinburgh and the rest of the east with temperatures only reaching to 10° in the Capital.

There is a chance of some morning brightness across the southwest and West Lothian but otherwise a mostly cloudy and mainly dry day.

A little drizzle is possible along the east coast on Friday and it is expected to feel colder in the east.

From Saturday to Monday, a mainly dry but often cloudy few days are in store for Edinburgh and the east.

“Some brightness is likely at times, feeling mild in any sunshine,” according to the Met Office.

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