Best time to visit, weather and climate Edinburgh

Best time to visit Edinburgh, Scotland

The best time to visit Edinburgh in Scotland is from june until september, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Edinburgh is 17°C in july and the lowest is 5°C in january. The water temperature is between 8°C and 17°C.

The average climate figure for Edinburgh is an 7,7. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Edinburgh has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Edinburgh or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Edinburgh per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5°C 6°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 15°C 17°C 17°C 15°C 12°C 8°C 6°C
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27
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32
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23
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29
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39
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45
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46
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Climate Edinburgh

Edinburgh has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Edinburgh is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.


Climate Edinburgh

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 5°C 6°C 8°C 10°C 13°C 15°C 17°C 17°C 15°C 12°C 8°C 6°C
Night 2°C 2°C 3°C 4°C 6°C 8°C 10°C 10°C 9°C 7°C 4°C 2°C
Water 9°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 11°C 14°C 17°C 16°C 15°C 14°C 13°C 11°C
Precip 27
mm
27
mm
32
mm
23
mm
29
mm
39
mm
45
mm
46
mm
24
mm
33
mm
34
mm
30
mm
Rain
days
16 12 15 14 18 20 21 21 14 16 15 15
Snow
days
2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Dry
days
13 14 14 16 13 10 10 10 16 15 14 14
Sun hours
per day
4 4 5 7 7 8 7 7 6 4 4 4
Wind force
in Bft
4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
 


Climate Edinburgh january

On average, it is maximum 5° in january in Edinburgh and at least around 2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Edinburgh and on average, it snows 2 days in january.

Climate Edinburgh february

On average, it is maximum 6° in february in Edinburgh and at least around 2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Edinburgh and on average, it snows 2 days in february.

Climate Edinburgh march

On average, it is maximum 8° in march in Edinburgh and at least around 3° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° degrees. In march there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Edinburgh and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Climate Edinburgh april

On average, it is maximum 10° in april in Edinburgh and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In april there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh may

On average, it is maximum 13° in may in Edinburgh and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 11° degrees. In may there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh june

On average, it is maximum 15° in june in Edinburgh and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In june there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 39 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh july

On average, it is maximum 17° in july in Edinburgh and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In july there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh august

On average, it is maximum 17° in august in Edinburgh and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In august there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh september

On average, it is maximum 15° in september in Edinburgh and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In september there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh october

On average, it is maximum 12° in october in Edinburgh and at least around 7° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In october there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 33 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Edinburgh.

Climate Edinburgh november

On average, it is maximum 8° in november in Edinburgh and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 13° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Edinburgh and on average, it snows 1 day in november.

Climate Edinburgh december

On average, it is maximum 6° in december in Edinburgh and at least around 2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 11° degrees. In december there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Edinburgh and on average, it snows 2 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Edinburgh

The weather for Edinburgh in Scotland will be 18° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Th
13 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
Fr
14 Aug
Bewolkt 18°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 4
Sa
15 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
Su
16 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 9°C 0.3 mm 25% 3m/s 2
Mo
17 Aug
Bewolkt 12°C 11°C 1.6 mm 60% 4m/s 2
Tu
18 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 10°C 1.6 mm 60% 2m/s 2
We
19 Aug
Bewolkt 18°C 9°C 2.1 mm 65% 3m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Th
20 Aug
Regen 13°C 7°C 6.0 mm 85% 3m/s 2
Fr
21 Aug
Regen 14°C 8°C 8.4 mm 90% 3m/s 2
Sa
22 Aug
Bewolkt 13°C 7°C 2.4 mm 70% 2m/s 2
Su
23 Aug
Regen 12°C 4°C 9.4 mm 90% 2m/s 1
Mo
24 Aug
Broken wolken 13°C 5°C 0.8 mm 45% 3m/s 2
Tu
25 Aug
Bewolkt 13°C 9°C 1.3 mm 55% 2m/s 1
We
26 Aug
Bewolkt 17°C 9°C 1.6 mm 60% 2m/s 1

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Hotels and apartments in Edinburgh

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Flight tickets to Edinburgh

The 3 nearest airports to Edinburgh you can fly to are:

  • Edinburgh Airport (11 km)
    Edinburgh
  • Dundee Airport (57 km)
    Dundee
  • Glasgow International Airport (77 km)
    Glasgow

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About Edinburgh

Edinburgh lies in Scotland in the province Edinburgh and the population consists of 504.966 inhabitants. If you want to call Edinburgh you have to use +44 or 0044 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +445012457809 or 00445012457809.

Edinburgh is in a straight line at 534 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 1 hour50.

The coordinates of Edinburgh, Scotland are latitude: 55.95 en longitude: -3.2

The GPS coordinates are N 55° 57' 0.0000" en W 3° 12' 0.0000"

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Currency Edinburgh

In Edinburgh the Pound sterling is used to pay.

Exchange rate Pound sterling (GBP) 12 august 2020

1 Pound sterling = 1,31 United States dollar
100 Pound sterling = 130,61 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,77 Pound sterling
100 United States dollar = 76,56 Pound sterling

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Time difference Edinburgh

In Edinburgh it is now 03:33 o’clock at night on thursday 13 august 2020. That is 5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Edinburgh is Europe/London and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.

Vaccinations Edinburgh

No recommended vaccinations are required for Edinburgh.