Edinburgh weather: Spring ends with a flourish, more rain ahead

EDINBURGH has been soaking up the sunshine, with temperatures 19C in some parts of the Capital. But enjoy it while you can - there's more rain around the corner.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 2:32 pm
People hit the beaches in North Berwick, East Lothian. Picture: Jon Savage

The balmy conditions are expected to continue over the next week, slightly cooler in East Lothian but with a predicted top of 18C west of the Capital.

Edinburgh natives and tourists alike have been making the most of it, taps aff and sunscreen slathered on.


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Elsewhere in Scotland the weather has been equally marvellous. Glasgow has been baking in 20C heat this afternoon, Inverness is experiencing cloudy but warm weather at 15C, the Isle of Skye is seeing clear skies and warm temperatures of around 13C and Aberdeen is slightly cloudy with 13C.

Enjoy the weather while you can - according to forecasters you’ll probably need your raincoats again next week.

Elsewhere in the UK, the final day of spring has served up a mixed bag of results weather-wise.

The people of Torquay, Devon, have been enjoying the sun with temperatures of around 20C, while schoolchildren on half-term in Swansea, Wales, have been making the most of the weather by tucking into ice creams for breakfast.

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There have been sunny skies over Belfast too today. Temperatures in the city are encroaching on 20C with a light breeze of about 10 mph sweeping through the Northern Irish capital.

However, this hasn’t been the case across the whole of the UK, the east is experiencing colder weather with heavy rain and cloudy skies.

In Newcastle Upon Tyne, mid-morning temperatures sat at around 10C while London has been overcast and wet.