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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe.jpg
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.

  • Heavy rain 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

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  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

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  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

Wednesday (22 March 2017)
2300
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-1  °
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30%
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ENE 21 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M
Humidity Expand
98%
UV index Expand
0
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 March 2017)
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Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability Expand
60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 80% 70% 70% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 22 37 NE 21 37 NE 20 37 NE 20 36 ENE 18 34 NE 18 33 NE 16 31 NE 16 30 ENE 15 28 ENE 14 25 ENE 13 24 ENE 13 24 ENE 13 23 ENE 13 23 ENE 13 22 ENE 12 21 ENE 11 20 ENE 10 18 ENE 8 15 ENE 7 13 ENE 6 11 E 5 9 E 3 7 ESE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG G G G G VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 92% 88% 87% 89% 89% 88% 87% 83% 81% 79% 78% 76% 76% 75% 74% 75% 76% 78% 83% 85% 88% 90% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 18:32 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 8  ° 10  ° 9  ° 6  °
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2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 3  ° 7  ° 9  ° 7  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 2 4 SSW 3 6 WSW 3 5 WSW 3 5 WSW 4 9 W 6 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 96% 84% 64% 56% 64% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 7  ° 12  ° 13  ° 10  ° 6  °
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2  ° 0  ° -1  ° 6  ° 11  ° 13  ° 10  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 W 5 11 W 5 13 W 4 11 SSW 4 7 SW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
80% 84% 83% 68% 52% 49% 71% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 8  ° 6  °
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3  ° 2  ° 1  ° 7  ° 10  ° 10  ° 7  ° 4  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 3 6 N 4 6 NNE 3 6 NNE 3 8 E 5 12 E 6 14 E 5 10 ENE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 93% 78% 67% 67% 81% 91%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 7  ° 6  °
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4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 5  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 4 8 ENE 6 11 ENE 6 10 E 6 13 E 7 16 E 8 16 E 8 15 E 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 96% 97% 90% 84% 80% 89% 95%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 11 NE 4 8 N 4 8 SE 5 12 ESE 7 16 E 7 16 E 7 14 E 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
96% 97% 96% 88% 75% 79% 87% 91%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: New

Issued at:

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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