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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.

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

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  • Cloudy 11 °C

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  • Cloudy 9 °C

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  • Cloudy 11 °C

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  • Cloudy 13 °C

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  • Cloudy 13 °C

    4 °C

Friday (24 March 2017)
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WSW 2 9 WSW 2 6 W 2 4 WSW 3 5 W 3 5 W 4 7 W 5 8 W 5 9 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 W 7 12 W 6 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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96% 88% 79% 72% 66% 61% 57% 56% 49% 51% 55% 60% 66% 68% 67% 66% 69%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (25 March 2017)
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4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 6 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 17 WSW 7 18 WSW 7 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 19 WSW 7 18 W 8 16 W 9 15 W 8 14 W 7 13 W 7 13 W 7 12 W 6 11 W 6 10 W 5 9 W 4 7 SW 4 8 SW 4 7 SW 4 6 WSW 3 5 WNW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
68% 67% 68% 67% 69% 68% 69% 68% 65% 62% 59% 56% 52% 50% 49% 49% 53% 57% 62% 69% 74% 77% 80% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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5  ° 3  ° 2  ° 6  ° 9  ° 9  ° 6  ° 5  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 3 4 NNW 2 4 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 7 ENE 6 12 ENE 7 15 ENE 7 14 ENE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M G G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
84% 90% 90% 80% 71% 69% 81% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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ENE 5 9 ENE 5 9 ENE 5 10 E 7 14 E 9 17 E 9 18 E 8 16 E 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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95% 96% 97% 93% 90% 87% 93% 96%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 6 10 ESE 5 9 SE 4 8 SE 5 11 SSE 6 14 SSE 8 17 SSE 8 15 S 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G G
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96% 95% 95% 88% 81% 77% 84% 91%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 7  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 8 14 S 9 15 SSW 9 15 SSW 11 19 SSW 13 26 SSW 14 27 SSW 14 25 S 14 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 93% 87% 79% 78% 82% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: New
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  ° 9  °
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7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 24 S 13 22 S 13 22 SSW 15 27 SSW 18 33 SSW 15 28 SSW 13 23 SSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 89% 84% 76% 73% 79% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:46 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.