Edinburgh weather: Residents prepare for a bright and dry weekend as lockdown restrictions continue to ease

Edinburgh locals will be enjoying a dry and warm(ish) weekend as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:46 pm

The Met Office has promised that Saturday will see double figures as temperature sore to an astonishing 11C.

There will be less than fiver percent chance of rain and wind gust will get no higher than 12mph.

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Edinburgh is set to enjoy a bright and dry weekend after the coldest April in 8 years.

Although it will be slightly cloudy, there will be sunshine for everyone to enjoy.

Sunday will be slightly cooler, and substantially less sunshine, though should still remain nice and dry for all those garden meet ups.

It’s highest temperature will be around 11C and there is a 10% chance of rain.

A statement from the Met Office confirms: “All parts will have a dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny periods.

"Still feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine.”

Some of the Scottish Government restrictions are loosening on Friday.

Now people can meet in groups of up to six from six households outdoors in your garden or a public place.

People can also travel anywhere in Scotland to meet others for the above purposes - but you must not stay away from your local council area.

Some shops and outside hospitality areas will be opening from April 26th.

There were 204 new cases of coronavirus reported on Friday afternoon.

18 people were in intensive care and 109 people were in hospital.

A total of 2,722,084 people have now received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccination and 688,761 have received their second dose.

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