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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 day 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

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  • Cloudy 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

Thursday (25 May 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (26 May 2017)
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79% 80% 81% 81% 81% 80% 80% 77% 70% 64% 59% 51% 47% 47% 46% 45% 45% 46% 47% 50% 54% 61% 68% 71%
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Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:37 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (27 May 2017)
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SSE 10 19 SSE 10 20 SSE 7 15 ESE 6 11 ENE 6 12 ENE 8 15 E 9 19 E 7 14 W 9 17
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73% 74% 79% 77% 69% 69% 71% 83% 86%
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0 0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (28 May 2017)
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W 10 18 W 11 21 W 13 24 W 14 25 W 13 25 WNW 12 23 WNW 10 20 SW 9 17
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VG G VG VG VG VG VG G
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90% 91% 87% 79% 69% 65% 71% 81%
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0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (29 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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84% 87% 85% 79% 74% 72% 75% 84%
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0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:39 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 6 11 SE 5 9 E 6 11 S 7 15 S 8 18 S 9 19 S 10 18 S 8 14
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
88% 92% 88% 79% 71% 70% 72% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:38 Sunset: 21:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (31 May 2017)
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9  ° 8  ° 9  ° 12  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 10  °
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 7 12 S 7 12 SSW 7 14 SSW 9 18 S 11 22 S 11 23 S 11 20 S 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG G G
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88% 90% 85% 73% 64% 63% 70% 82%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:36 Sunset: 21:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

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.