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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Edinburgh castle

Fri 5 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2016

As one of largest cultural events in the world the Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts a global audience who enjoy the best in music and the arts.

The festival began when groups of uninvited performers turned up to play at the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival. Even though they weren't on the official bill, this did not stop them from performing.

Over the next few years more and more groups arrived in Edinburgh and performed to whoever would listen, until 1959 when the Festival Fringe Society was created to respond to the growing trend.

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Monday (20 February 2017)
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6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
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WSW 25 40 WSW 21 35 WSW 23 41 WSW 19 35 WSW 19 36 WSW 21 39 W 21 38 W 21 38 W 21 37 W 21 37 W 21 38 W 20 36 W 19 34 W 15 28 W 16 28 W 16 29 W 15 27 W 14 27 WSW 14 27
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89% 90% 91% 91% 90% 86% 88% 82% 78% 74% 68% 66% 67% 68% 69% 70% 72% 72% 74%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 17:27 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (21 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
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10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 80% 60% 60% 60%
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WSW 15 28 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 12 22 SW 13 24 SW 14 25 SW 15 29 SW 17 32 SW 18 32 SW 18 33 WSW 20 38 WSW 21 40 WSW 21 40 WSW 22 41 WSW 22 41 WSW 23 42 WSW 21 40 WSW 20 38
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77% 77% 77% 78% 80% 81% 82% 83% 85% 84% 82% 79% 76% 80% 82% 83% 83% 83% 84% 85% 86% 86% 84% 82%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 17:29 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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Light rain Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
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8  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
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4  ° 1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  °
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80% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
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W 20 38 W 19 37 WSW 20 39 W 22 40 W 22 42 W 18 34 W 12 21 WSW 8 15
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79% 74% 77% 70% 60% 59% 71% 79%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Sleet shower Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 3  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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1  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 0  ° -1  °
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SW 6 11 SSE 7 13 SSE 10 19 WNW 11 21 W 12 23 SSW 12 21 WSW 11 19 WSW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
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86% 92% 93% 91% 83% 78% 84% 88%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
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-1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 1  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20%
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NW 10 17 NNW 10 17 NW 9 16 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 16 WSW 8 16 SSE 8 14 S 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M VG VG VG VG VG G
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87% 88% 87% 83% 70% 68% 83% 86%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:18 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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20% 20% 20% 50% 20% 40% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 12 20 S 14 24 SSW 15 26 SSW 16 28 SSW 17 30 SW 17 30 SW 15 27 SW 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G
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87% 89% 90% 90% 87% 85% 87% 88%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: New
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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SW 13 23 SW 13 23 SW 13 23 SSW 14 26 SW 17 31 SW 15 29 SSW 14 27 SSW 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG G VG G VG VG VG
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89% 89% 90% 86% 81% 77% 79% 80%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: New
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5-29 August - Check the Edinburgh weather forecast before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This year, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival features over 3,000 events over the three weeks. More than 21,000 performers take part in more than 30,000 performances at approximately 2,500 shows.

More than 1.8 million people visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to catch a glimpse of some of the most upcoming acts on the circuit. Check the official  Edinburgh Festival Fringe website for more information about the 2016 Fringe Programme.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe covers a wide variety of performances including:

  • Cabaret
  • Musical and Opera
  • Comedy
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance

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