Climate in Edinburgh, Scotland

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Edinburgh

TUE Oct 27
9°C | 6°C

Patchy rain possible

WED Oct 28
8°C | 2°C

Patchy rain possible

THU Oct 29
11°C | 3°C

Moderate rain

The best time of year to visit Edinburgh in Scotland

Due to its proximity to the ocean the climate of Edinburgh is a lot milder than you might expect. Despite its northern location Edinburgh rarely experiences periods of frost. During the summer months, the average daytime temperature is around eighteen degrees Celsius (64° Fahrenheit). During the winter it is around six degrees Celsius (42° Fahrenheit). The annual rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However in the period from February to June, the precipitation is a bit lower. Edinburgh has about 1400 hours of sunshine per year.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • The warmest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 18°C (64°F).
  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 6°C (42°F).
  • September is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • April is the driest month.
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