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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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  • 6 °C

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Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
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WSW 15 29 WSW 19 34 W 22 39 W 22 40 W 22 41 W 20 37 W 19 35 W 17 32 W 15 29 W 13 26 WSW 13 25 WSW 10 21 WSW 9 18 SW 6 14 SW 5 11
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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76% 74% 68% 68% 66% 65% 64% 65% 67% 72% 75% 77% 79% 80% 81%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Sleet shower Sleet shower Heavy snow Sleet shower Heavy rain Sleet shower Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light shower night Sleet shower Sleet shower Partly cloudy night
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Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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3  ° 3  ° 1  ° 0  ° -2  ° -3  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -5  ° -4  ° -3  ° -3  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  °
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10% 10% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 70% 70% 90% 50% 90% 70% 30% 20% 20% 20% 40% 50% 60% <5%
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SSW 4 9 SSE 4 8 SE 6 11 ESE 8 15 E 10 18 E 12 22 ENE 13 23 ENE 14 26 ENE 14 27 NE 15 28 NE 15 29 N 14 27 N 14 26 NNW 13 24 NNW 11 22 NNW 9 18 WNW 8 15 WNW 6 13 W 6 12 W 6 13 W 7 14 W 8 14 W 8 16 W 9 19
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VG VG M M M P VP VP VP VP VP P M G M M M G G G G G G VG
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82% 82% 84% 90% 96% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 98% 95% 93% 93% 93% 93% 92% 92% 92% 90% 93% 94% 90%
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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: 07:20 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Overcast
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2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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-2  ° -3  ° -4  ° -3  ° 1  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  °
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10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 30%
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W 12 23 W 12 24 W 12 23 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 20 SW 10 19 SSW 12 22 SSW 15 29
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VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
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86% 85% 84% 84% 76% 77% 87% 88%
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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 Cloudy Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Clear night
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Warnings
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2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 2  °
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20% 10% 10% 10% 80% 40% 10% <5%
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SW 18 34 SW 19 36 SW 21 39 SW 21 41 SW 23 44 SW 23 43 WSW 18 33 WSW 15 27
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92% 91% 88% 86% 83% 79% 80% 80%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 4  ° 2  ° 1  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10%
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WSW 12 21 SW 11 19 SSW 10 18 SSW 11 20 SSW 13 25 SSW 14 26 SSW 16 29 SW 17 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
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82% 83% 87% 83% 75% 75% 81% 84%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
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Light rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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0  ° 0  ° -1  ° 0  ° 2  ° 2  ° 0  ° -1  °
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SW 14 24 SSW 14 24 SW 13 22 SSW 13 22 SSW 14 26 SSW 13 23 WSW 11 19 SW 10 16
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VG G G G VG G G G
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88% 88% 88% 86% 74% 73% 82% 87%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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-2  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
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SW 9 16 W 10 16 W 10 18 WNW 11 20 NW 14 24 WNW 15 26 NW 15 25 WNW 15 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G VG VG VG
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91% 91% 92% 89% 79% 74% 81% 83%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 17:44 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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