Edinburgh weather: Hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday as heatwave set to continue

The heatwave is set to continue today, after temperatures soared above 30C in Edinburgh on Monday.

An amber weather warning for extreme heat has been issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians, which will remain in place until 23:59 tonight.

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However, it is expected to be slightly cooler and less sunny today in the Capital. While the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh recorded a temperature of 30.8C on Monday, it is only set to reach a high of 28C this afternoon.

Here is the hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday:

9:00 – Cloudy – 19C

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10:00 – Cloudy – 22C

11:00 – Cloudy – 23C

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Temperatures will stay high in the Capital on Tuesday.

12:00 – Cloudy – 23C

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13:00 – Cloudy – 24C

14:00 – Sunny intervals – 25C

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15:00 – Sun – 28C

16:00 – Cloudy – 28C

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17:00 – Cloudy – 28C

18:00 – Cloudy – 27C

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19:00 – Cloudy – 26C

20:00 – Cloudy – 25C

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21:00 – Light rain shower – 24C

22:00 – Light rain shower – 22C

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23:00 – Light rain shower – 21C

While hot weather is expected for much of Tuesday, it is unlikely to last.

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Meteorologist Jim Dale said: “This event is quite unusual. Last time the records were broken it was in a single day and it was just a spike here and there.

“Because we live, particularly in Scotland, in a temperate zone, what we’re not talking about is continuous, extreme heat that’s going to go on and on and on.

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“I can’t see anything at the moment on the charts that suggest, certainly for Scotland, and even down into the London area, that suggest any repeats of this in the next couple of weeks.”