When is the best time to go to Edinburgh?

When is the best time to go to Edinburgh? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months in Edinburgh are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are June, July and August

For full information about the climate and weather in Edinburgh a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 38°F/43°F
February 38°F/45°F
March 40°F/49°F
April 41°F/52°F
May 49°F/58°F
June 54°F/63°F
July 56°F/65°F
August 54°F/65°F
September 50°F/61°F
October 49°F/56°F
November 43°F/49°F
December 40°F/45°F

Weather and climate in Edinburgh

  • Between the months of january and april the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 68°F and you can expect to have 2.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of may and september the climate is just OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in september and, in september, 5 days of rain are expected.
  • From october to november the climate is unfavorable. The temperature rises to 49°F and it rains in november about 3.5in.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 45°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 3.5in of rainfall/month during this period.

Edinburgh :

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Edinburgh

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Edinburgh: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


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