Edinburgh Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

The weather in Edinburgh is typical of Scottish weather and is often unpredictable and difficult to know what to expect. During the summer months of May, June, July, August and September, Edinburgh has many fine and often extremely sunny days and the climate in Edinburgh is generally mild.

July is the warmest month and has temperatures averaging over 20°C. However, Edinburgh weather can be fairly changeable and the morning may start off rather gloomy, damp and misty, and by the afternoon the sun can be shining in Edinburgh, resulting in high temperatures.

Edinburgh Weather and ClimateSpring is a particularly popular time to visit Edinburgh and the weather is fairly mild during March, April and May, although some days may be rainy and windy. Many of the trees begin to flower at this time of the year and Edinburgh's parks and gardens are filled with spring colour.

Winters in Edinburgh can be long and damp and fewer sunny days occur in November, December and January, although there are still many clear days and fine weather at this time of the year. The weather in Edinburgh is at its coldest during the winter months, so be sure to bring a warm overcoat, scarf and gloves. Snow is infrequent, but there are often cold, clear, frosty days. December, January and February are the wettest months in Edinburgh, although there is often sunny weather at this time. If you are planning to visit outdoor locations, an umbrella is always a useful item to carry. There is no guarantee of fine weather in Edinburgh, but between the months of May and October - when the days get longer and warmer - Edinburgh is a great place to be. Whatever the Edinburgh weather, there is always plenty to see and do in city of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)

The following are the normal daily temperature ranges for Edinburgh:


7°C / 45°F
3°C / 37°F


9°C / 48°F
2°C / 36°F


15°C / 59°F
4°C / 39°F


17°C / 63°F
6°C / 43°F


18°C / 64°F
9°C / 48°F


23°C / 73°F
12°C / 54°F


22°C / 72°F
13°C / 55°F


26°C / 79°F
15°C / 59°F


22°C / 72°F
10°C / 50°F


14°C / 57°F
6°C / 43°F


12°C / 54°F
6°C / 43°F


9°C / 48°F
3°C / 37°F

Edinburgh Weather Charts - further Edinburgh climate statistics and charts.