Map of Edinburgh in United Kingdom

Edinburgh Climate

Edinburgh is a non-capital city in United Kingdom, Europe. The name of the region it is in is called Midlothian.

Best time to visit Edinburgh

The best time to visit Edinburgh is during months June, July, August and September when the average temperatures are perhaps a little cooler than preferred but still a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Edinburgh during January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December but average temperatures are fairly cool (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C / 50.0°F).


The warmest time of year in Edinburgh is in July when it is 14.55°C / 58.2°F on average, but could get up to 18.8°C / 65.8°F maximum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 8 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 4 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 0 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Edinburgh Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Edinburgh in Midlothian which resides in United Kingdom.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C3.253.255.17.19.951314.5514.3512.39.555.43.9
Max Temperature in °C6.26.58.711.114.217.318.818.516.213.28.76.9
Min Temperature in °C0.301.53.15.78.710.310.28.45.92.10.9

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F37.937.941.244.849.955.458.257.854.149.241.739.0
Max Temperature in °F43.243.747.752.057.663.165.865.361.255.847.744.4
Min Temperature in °F32.532.034.737.642.347.750.550.447.142.635.833.6

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Edinburgh throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM574251415151576567656358
Total rainfall in Inches2.21.72.01.62.02.02.22.62.62.62.52.3
Total number of rainy days17.213.616.21414.413.313.115.216.516.716.316.3
Chances of rain55.5%48.6%52.3%46.7%46.5%44.3%42.3%49.0%55.0%53.9%54.3%52.6%

Edinburgh Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Edinburgh. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Edinburgh Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Edinburgh with both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Edinburgh Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches