Use my current location crosshair

Edinburgh

YELLOW Warnings in force for Edinburgh
Recent locations
Edinburgh last 24 hours
  • 5°C

    1°C

    Cloudy
  • 3°C

    1°C

    Light rain
  • 4°C

    0°C

    Cloudy
  • 3°C

    -3°C

    Sunny intervals
  • 3°C

    2°C

    Cloudy
  • 4°C

    -1°C

    Cloudy
  • 4°C

    0°C

    Cloudy
Friday   (12 February 2016)
1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C)
4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Friday
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2 2 1 0 0 0 -1 -1 -2
Precipitation probability arrow down
30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NE 6 10 ENE 6 12 E 7 13 E 7 13 E 6 12 ESE 5 10 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 12 E 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
83% 82% 83% 86% 89% 91% 91% 92% 94%
UV index arrow down
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday   (13 February 2016)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Cloudy Mist Overcast Sleet Sleet Sleet Sleet Sleet Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3
Warnings for Edinburgh
Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 80% 80% 80% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
E 7 14 E 8 14 E 7 13 E 11 19 E 11 19 ENE 11 18 E 13 23 E 13 21 ENE 14 24 ENE 14 25 ENE 16 29 ENE 16 28 ENE 16 29 ENE 17 31 ENE 17 31 ENE 17 30 ENE 16 29 ENE 16 29 ENE 14 25 ENE 16 28 ENE 15 26 ENE 14 23 ENE 13 22 ENE 14 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G P G P G M P M M G M M M G G G VG VG G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
93% 94% 95% 96% 96% 96% 95% 96% 93% 90% 92% 91% 91% 89% 86% 85% 83% 78% 80% 83% 81% 76% 76% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunday   (14 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Sleet Sleet Cloudy Light snow shower day Cloudy Drizzle Clear night Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
2 2 2 1 3 4 3 2
Warnings for Edinburgh
Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2 -2 -3 -3 -2 -1 -2 -3
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 50% 10% 30% 10% 40% <5% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 13 22 NE 13 21 NNE 13 24 NNE 12 23 NNE 14 26 NNE 15 26 NNE 13 23 N 15 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
76% 79% 79% 80% 72% 73% 79% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Monday   (15 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Clear night
Temperature (°C)
2 1 0 1 3 3 1 0
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Monday
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3 -4 -5 -4 -2 -1 -3 -4
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNW 14 24 NNW 14 24 NNW 15 25 NNW 13 23 NNW 14 25 N 12 22 NNW 9 15 NW 7 12
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
Humidity arrow down
80% 79% 77% 77% 66% 63% 78% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Tuesday   (16 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
-1 -2 -2 -1 3 3 3 3
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Tuesday
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-5 -5 -5 -5 -2 -1 -2 -2
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 6 10 WSW 6 9 SW 6 10 SSW 8 14 SSW 12 23 SSW 15 26 SSW 15 26 SSW 16 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
85% 86% 85% 80% 70% 71% 78% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Wednesday   (17 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
3 3 3 3 4 4 3 1
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Wednesday
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2 -2 -1 -1 0 1 -1 -2
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 17 30 SSW 15 27 SSW 13 22 SSW 10 18 SW 11 19 SW 10 18 SW 8 14 SW 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
85% 89% 91% 91% 86% 82% 86% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Thursday   (18 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
1 0 0 1 3 3 2 1
Warnings for Edinburgh
No warnings for Thursday
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3 -3 -4 -2 0 0 -1 -3
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 8 14 SW 8 14 SW 8 14 SW 9 16 SW 10 20 WSW 10 18 SW 9 15 WSW 9 16
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
Humidity arrow down
89% 90% 90% 86% 80% 79% 85% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 1300 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Mainly dry in west, sleet and snow spreading into east.

This Evening and Tonight:

The odd shower overnight, mainly near coasts, otherwise dry with clear spells and a frost. Becoming cloudier across the north and east though with outbreaks of rain and sleet later across Lothian, but snow over higher ground and inland west. Minimum Temperature -1°C.

Saturday:

Cloudy with further sleet and snow over Lothian and Borders, giving moderate falls in places, even to lower levels away from the coast. Mainly dry further west with some brightness. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Bright or sunny spells with wintry showers towards east coast and strong northerly winds for a time. Bright, cold start Tuesday but becoming cloudy with rain and hill snow later.

Updated at: 1509 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet in the far south tomorrow; scattered wintry showers elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Widespread frost across northern, central and eastern Britain. Scattered showers in the north and west, wintry on higher ground. Frequent sleet or snow showers across parts of eastern Scotland. Becoming wet and breezy across southwest England and south Wales later.

Saturday:

Dull with occasional rain or sleet across southern England and south Wales. Heavy sleet or snow showers across central/southeast Scotland and far northeast of England. Elsewhere, mainly dry and bright.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Feeling much colder, with a brisk northerly wind on Sunday and Monday. Often sunny, but occasional snow showers, especially in the northeast. Rain or snow into northwest later on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 to Friday 26 Feb 2016:

On Wednesday, rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to move out of Scotland and Northern Ireland and into the north and west of England and Wales. Towards the southeast of England, dry and bright with frost and fog patches. Becoming bright and breezy across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with sunshine and wintry showers. On Thursday, the band of rain, and perhaps snow, is expected to move into southeast England as a weakening feature. After a frosty start, a mix of sunshine and wintry showers is expected elsewhere. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather cold and changeable. Some wet and windy weather at times, but also some frosty conditions too between weather systems. Cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Feb 2016 to Saturday 12 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest in the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 1510 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Weather map

Fri 1600

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Biggar Biggar – Sunny intervals 55.6234 -3.5226
Dundee Dundee – Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Glasgow Glasgow – Sunny intervals 55.8643 -4.2505
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Strathyre Strathyre – Sunny intervals 56.3257 -4.3234
Cumnock Cumnock – Sunny intervals 55.4535 -4.2645
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Heavy shower day 56.7045 -3.7283
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Tarbert Tarbert – Sunny intervals 55.87 -5.42
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Overcast 57.1498 -2.0927
Fort William Fort William – Sunny intervals 56.8199 -5.104
Stranraer Stranraer – Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Aberlour Aberlour – Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Craig Craig – Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60.0m above mean sea level

Video forecast

Edinburgh information

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is a city that is steeped in history. Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1995, the city and its 5,000 listed buildings attract visitors from around the world. Primitive settlements first appeared in the area as early as the Bronze Age, and by the 12th Century there was an established settlement in the area.

The city is built on a series of ridges and volcanic rocks, the most famous of which is Castle Rock. Edinburgh Castle sits atop Castle Rock, at the end of the Royal Mile. The New Year's Eve celebration in Edinburgh, known as Hogmanay, is also one of the biggest across the world with 100,000 people attending the annual street party.

The average daytime maximum temperature in Edinburgh is 7 °C during winter - which is around the UK average. Rainfall is fairly low compared to other locations in Scotland and significantly lower than the UK average. Around 175 mm of rain falls on average in winter each year, with the most rainfall in January.

Initially in spring, average temperatures in Edinburgh are above the UK average, but as season progresses this evens out. Daytime maximums rise from 9 °C in March to close to 15 °C by May. May is also the sunniest month of the year with over 188 hours on average. Spring sees less rainfall than any other season in Edinburgh with accumulation of 160 mm.

The Royal Mile is the focal point of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking place across the city every August.

July is usually the warmest month in Edinburgh with mean temperatures approaching 20 °C; and the highest temperature ever recorded in Edinburgh was 31.4 °C on 4th August 1975. Edinburgh is situated among the sunniest place in Scotland. Whilst spring sees the sunniest month; on average sunshine hours are higher through the summer. On the eastern coast Edinburgh is sheltered from the rain-bearing westerly winds. Days with rainfall more than 1mm are much lower than locations in western Scotland.

Temperatures start to fall from September by around 3 °C each month based on average daytime maxima. By November temperatures can drop as low as 4 °C. Days of rainfall greater than 1 mm are highest in the autumn months for Edinburgh and likewise the largest rainfall amounts usually fall between September and November.

Edinburgh climate data based on Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 17 December 2015