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Edinburgh weather in August (Scotland)

Looking to travel to Edinburgh in August? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In August, Edinburgh generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. August falls within the summer season. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 19°C. But by evening, they drop to around 11°C.

Edinburgh in August usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 87 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 16 days of rain.

The area enjoys a balanced 160 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, August is a great time to visit. June, July and August generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January, February, March, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Edinburgh climate page with graphs.

 

Edinburgh, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 11°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 13°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 54%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 87 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 80%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 160 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 31%  

Where to go in Scotland in August

Find out more about the weather in Scotland and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Edinburgh, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 13°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Edinburgh.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Scotland? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Scotland. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.