Use my current location crosshair

Edinburgh

Recent locations
Edinburgh last 24 hours
  • 26°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • 21°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
  • 20°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • 20°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • 17°C 11°C
    Light shower day
Wednesday (01 July 2015)
0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
19 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 21 21 24 23 22 21 20 19 19 18 18 18
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
19 20 18 18 17 18 17 17 17 18 20 20 26 24 22 22 20 19 18 18 19 19
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 4 11 ESE 5 11 E 7 11 E 6 12 E 7 13 E 7 14 ENE 7 13 ENE 8 13 ENE 9 14 ENE 8 13 ENE 8 15 ENE 9 17 E 7 16 E 9 14 NNE 9 14 NE 7 11 NE 7 10 ENE 6 9 ENE 6 9 NE 5 9 ENE 4 7 NE 4 6
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 G G G G G G G G G G M M M
Humidity arrow down
79% 72% 74% 73% 72% 69% 71% 71% 71% 72% 66% 65% 53% 59% 64% 67% 70% 79% 80% 84% 84% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Thursday (02 July 2015)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C)
17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 17 16
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
18 17 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 15
Precipitation probability arrow down
80% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 4 7 SSE 4 8 ENE 3 7 SSE 3 6 SE 3 4 SW 4 4 SW 4 5 WSW 4 7 SW 5 10 SW 7 15 SW 8 18 SW 8 18 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 18 SW 9 19 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 22 SW 11 23 SW 11 24 SW 10 23 SW 10 20 SW 9 19 SW 8 17 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M G G M M M G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity arrow down
90% 91% 93% 92% 92% 92% 90% 89% 85% 81% 79% 78% 78% 78% 75% 72% 68% 66% 66% 66% 71% 74% 78% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Friday (03 July 2015)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
15 15 13 14 17 19 18 17 14
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 14 13 14 17 18 17 17 14
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 6 12 SW 5 9 SW 4 7 S 4 8 SE 5 11 ESE 7 16 E 10 18 E 10 22 E 9 18
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
84% 88% 91% 87% 77% 68% 67% 69% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Saturday (04 July 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 12 12 13 17 19 18 16
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
12 10 10 12 17 17 16 14
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 80% 90% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 10 18 ENE 12 21 ENE 13 20 E 11 16 E 8 18 S 12 22 SW 12 24 SW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M M M G G G G
Humidity arrow down
85% 94% 97% 95% 83% 78% 77% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunday (05 July 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
14 13 14 16 17 17 16 14
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
13 12 13 15 16 14 14 13
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% <5% 30% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 6 11 S 6 10 S 6 11 S 7 15 SW 9 19 S 12 21 SSW 10 19 SSW 8 15
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
Humidity arrow down
85% 88% 84% 74% 67% 72% 74% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0100 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Hot and sunny on Wednesday, risk of showers later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Chance of an isolated shower this evening other dry with clear periods. Some mist or fog patches forming inland for a short time. A rather warm night to come. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Wednesday:

Plenty of hazy sunshine through the day and feeling very warm again. Cloudier later in the day with the risk of some heavy and thundery showers. Maximum Temperature 28°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Not as hot as earlier in the week but still warm. Cloudy start Thursday with some rain, sunshine and showers later, and also Friday. Cloudy start Saturday with rain clearing.

Updated at: 1648 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and locally very hot. Isolated severe thunderstorms.

Today:

Many parts will enjoy a fine day with sunny spells. Despite this, isolated thunderstorms may develop, mainly across central and western parts and perhaps becoming more widespread across northern England and Scotland later. Widely hot but locally very hot.

Tonight:

Thunderstorms across northern areas moving north, clearing most parts by dawn. Largely dry and clear elsewhere before thundery showers push north across some southern areas later. Warm and muggy.

Thursday:

Overnight showery rain, possibly thundery, transferring east through the day. Drier elsewhere but with locally heavy showers across northern parts. Less hot for most but staying warm or very warm.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, fine and becoming very warm with thundery outbreaks later. Saturday, storms easing with clearer fresher weather following. Sunday, largely fine but with showers across northwestern and possibly southeastern areas.

Updated at: 0218 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 14 Jul 2015:

Many places will have a dry morning on Sunday, with sunny spells. However, some showers may develop during the afternoon, mainly in the north and the west. Temperatures will generally be near or just above average, though perhaps still very warm in the southeast. From the new working week onwards, there is an increasing risk of some rain spreading into the west and northwest at times, but most places look to stay mainly fine and dry, especially in the far south and southeast. Temperatures will remain near or slightly above average for many, though the very warm and humid conditions could perhaps return to the south and southeast at times, accompanied by some heavy showers or thunderstorms.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 29 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there is more of a risk of seeing spells of more unsettled weather, however any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected here as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average in the northwest, but in the southeast it will be very warm for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times. With these warmer temperatures there is a continued low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1226 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

Weather map

Wed 0300

Weather forecast map for Edinburgh

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

Location Details

Edinburgh

Location: 55.9533, -3.1868

Altitude: 60m 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-baring 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: 30 October 2014