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Edinburgh International Festival

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Edinburgh International Festival

Fri 5 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2016

Each August, since 1947, Edinburgh has been transformed into a city of theatre, song and dance, when the Edinburgh International Festival takes place.

The Scottish capital will this year become the cultural centre of the world between the 5-29 August, as a wide variety of performers and exhibitors descend upon the city for the annual Edinburgh International Festival.

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    Sleet shower
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  • 6 °C

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Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
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2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  °
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<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
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WSW 18 35 W 21 38 W 21 39 W 22 40 W 20 37 W 19 35 W 17 31 W 15 29 W 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 10 21 WSW 9 18 SW 6 14 SW 5 12
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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75% 71% 70% 66% 65% 64% 66% 68% 72% 75% 77% 79% 80% 81%
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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 Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Sleet shower Sleet shower Sleet shower Sleet shower Heavy rain Sleet shower Sleet shower Sleet shower Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Sleet shower Partly cloudy night
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5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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3  ° 3  ° 1  ° 0  ° -2  ° -3  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -3  ° -3  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  °
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10% 50% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 70% 70% 80% 80% 90% 60% 60% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% <5%
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SSW 4 9 SSE 4 8 SE 6 11 ESE 9 15 E 11 18 E 12 22 ENE 13 24 ENE 14 26 ENE 14 27 NE 15 28 NE 15 29 N 14 27 N 14 26 NNW 13 24 NNW 11 22 NW 9 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 7 13 W 6 13 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 8 15 W 9 17 W 10 20
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VG VG G 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% 99% 100% 100% 100% 98% 98% 95% 93% 92% 92% 92% 91% 91% 91% 90% 92% 93% 89%
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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 Partly cloudy night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain
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2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 1  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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-2  ° -3  ° -4  ° -3  ° 1  ° 1  ° -1  ° 0  °
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10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 50%
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W 10 20 W 10 20 W 10 18 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 18 SW 8 17 SSW 10 19 SSW 12 25
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VG VG G M VG VG G M
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88% 88% 89% 88% 78% 78% 87% 89%
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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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Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
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1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  °
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50% 40% 10% 10% 80% 40% 10% <5%
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SSW 15 30 SW 17 33 SW 19 36 SW 20 41 SW 22 44 SW 20 39 WSW 16 31 WSW 14 27
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G G G G G G VG VG
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91% 92% 88% 86% 83% 82% 83% 82%
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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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Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 5  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
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2  ° 0  ° 0  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 0  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 20% 10%
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WSW 10 20 SW 10 19 SSW 9 17 SSW 11 21 SSW 13 25 SSW 13 23 SSW 13 24 SW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
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83% 86% 87% 82% 81% 84% 85% 87%
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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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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 3  ° 1  °
Warnings
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0  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 2  ° 2  ° 0  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 22 SSW 12 22 SSW 11 19 SSW 10 18 SW 11 21 SW 10 20 W 8 15 WSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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88% 88% 89% 87% 73% 68% 80% 86%
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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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 2  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 9 15 WNW 9 16 W 9 17 WNW 10 19 NW 11 22 NW 12 23 NW 12 22 NW 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G VG VG VG
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88% 88% 89% 84% 74% 75% 82% 84%
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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 for the Edinburgh International Festival.

The festival attracts more than 400,000 international and local visitors to Scotland's capital city each year.

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Edinburgh's six main theatres and concert halls come to life with some of the world's top performers in a variety of types of show including:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Opera 
  • Dance

The three week event culminates with a spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert which will be set to music with the historic Edinburgh Castle as its backdrop.  

If you are heading to Edinburgh for this year's festival, check the Edinburgh weather when planning your trip.

Back to the events calendar.