Best Time to Visit Edinburgh

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Edinburgh. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Edinburgh. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Edinburgh for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 1 °C to 20 °C
Waves Symbol 7 °C to 15 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.813.07 in (13 – 18 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Edinburgh: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 5 °C
Water max. 8 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 7 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 10 °C
Water max. 7 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 8 °C
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 13 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 11 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 9 °C

Climate Chart Edinburgh

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Edinburgh

In the following, you will find the climate table for Edinburgh, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°11°15°17°20°20°16°13°
Night Temperature12°12°10°
Water Temperature10°12°14°15°14°13°11°
Precipitation (inch)2.82.22.561.812.092.322.62.282.833.072.872.76
Rainy days181416161514141513171515
Hours of Sunshine1456789107521
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (16 °C)
Coldest month: January (3 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 15 °C. Bathing would be very uncomfortable.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 30.2 inch on 182 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Edinburgh
few clouds     few clouds, 2.7 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 0 mph W
Air Pressure: 1016 hPa       Humidity: 73 %
Last updated: 5th Dec 2021, 05:12 pm
The next days …
6th Dec 20217th Dec 20218th Dec 20219th Dec 202110th Dec 202111th Dec 2021
moderate rain3 °C to 5 °Crain and snow2 °C to 4 °Clight rain4 °C to 6 °Covercast clouds2 °C to 4 °Clight rain2 °C to 3 °Clight rain2 °C to 6 °C
3 °C to 5 °C2 °C to 4 °C4 °C to 6 °C2 °C to 4 °C2 °C to 3 °C2 °C to 6 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 94 %Clouds: 89 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %
0.22 in of rain0.2 in of rain0.16 in of rainNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.07 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Scotland: Regions

Edinburgh is part of the holiday destination Scotland. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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