Edinburgh weekend weather forecast: Residents excited to enjoy a pint indoors next week as grey and overcast weekend expected

The weather in the Capital is set to be grey, overcast and rainy this weekend in the final days before alcohol can be consumed inside pubs.

By Rachel Mackie
Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:39 pm
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:40 pm

Friday will be overcast with highs of 13C to hit around 5pm, although with grey skies ahead, it would be wise to always keep an umbrella close by.

Saturday will start bright but cloudy, with some rain predicted through out the afternoon.

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Edinburgh weather: Residents excited to enjoy a pint indoors next week as grey and overcast weekend expected

Sunday will be similar to Friday, cloudy but bright all day, with highs of 12C.

Monday will be the first day that people will be allowed to drink alcohol inside pubs as the Capital takes the next step out of coronavirus lockdown.

As part of this, people will be allowed to hug each other for the first time as the new guidance says that it is not necessary to maintain physical-distancing in homes and gardens.

The First Minister confirmed: “I actually feel a wee bit emotional saying this, but from Monday – as long as you stay within the permitted limits – you can hug your loved ones again.”

Also, from Monday up to six people from three households can socialise indoors in a private home.

Eight people from up to eight households will also be allowed to meet outdoors.

Cinemas, theatres, comedy clubs, amusement arcades and bingo halls can open as well.

Watch EEN reporter Jacob Farr give his weather report for the weekend in the above video and, as he recommends, don’t forget your Saturday copy of the Edinburgh Evening News.

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