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 and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are 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
27%
1.3in
February 40°F/43°F
26%
1.7in
March 43°F/47°F
26%
1.5in
April 47°F/52°F
22%
1in
May 52°F/58°F
28%
1.4in
June 56°F/61°F
38%
2.2in
July 59°F/65°F
44%
2.5in
August 58°F/63°F
41%
2.8in
September 56°F/59°F
28%
1.3in
October 50°F/54°F
28%
1.9in
November 43°F/49°F
29%
1.5in
December 40°F/43°F
26%
1.4in

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 1in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of may and september the climate is just OK. It is for example 59°F as maximum temperature in september and, in september, 9 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 1.5in.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 43°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 1.4in of rainfall/month during this period.

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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

Humidity



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