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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 weather forecast

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Fri 3 AugMon 27 Aug 2018

As one of largest cultural events in the world the Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts a global audience who enjoy the best in music and the arts.

The festival began when groups of uninvited performers turned up to play at the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival. Even though they weren't on the official bill, this did not stop them from performing.

Over the next few years more and more groups arrived in Edinburgh and performed to whoever would listen, until 1959 when the Festival Fringe Society was created to respond to the growing trend.

  • Sunny day 3 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Light snow 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 3 °C

    -2 °C

  • Light snow shower day 2 °C

    -3 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    -4 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 3 7 SSE 3 10 WSW 5 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G
Humidity
96% 91% 89%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:26 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 15 W 6 15 W 7 17 W 7 16 W 7 16 W 7 16 W 7 14 W 6 14 W 6 13 W 5 12 W 5 11 W 5 11 W 4 9 WSW 4 8 W 3 7 W 3 8 WSW 3 7 SW 3 8 SSW 3 9 S 3 8 SSW 4 10 SSW 5 12 SSW 4 12 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G G M M G G G G G G G G G G M M M M
Humidity
89% 93% 94% 94% 92% 93% 94% 95% 95% 93% 89% 86% 83% 81% 82% 83% 86% 89% 92% 92% 90% 91% 92% 94%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:22 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 15 WSW 12 25 WSW 12 25 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
93% 94% 92% 90% 85% 86% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Light snow shower night Sleet shower night
20% 10% 50% 50% 40% 20% 30% 40%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 24 WSW 10 21 W 10 21 WNW 9 19 NW 11 22 NW 12 24 NW 13 26 NNW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M M M G G
Humidity
89% 88% 89% 91% 86% 84% 85% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 27 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -2 ° -2 ° -4 ° -5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 12 23 NNW 14 29 NW 16 32 NW 16 32 NW 15 30 NW 14 28 WNW 11 21 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 77% 74% 72% 67% 68% 75% 81%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 28 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light snow shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° -1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -1 ° -2 ° -5 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 18 W 8 15 W 8 15 WSW 6 13 WNW 6 13 WSW 9 16 WSW 9 16 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 87% 89% 83% 81% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: Third quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 ° -2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -2 ° -2 ° -4 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 18 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 15 W 8 17 W 8 16 WNW 8 14 WNW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 92% 92% 91% 82% 85% 89% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: Third quarter
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3-27 August - Check the Edinburgh weather forecast before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This year, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival features over 3,000 events over the three weeks. More than 21,000 performers take part in more than 30,000 performances at approximately 2,500 shows.

More than 1.8 million people visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to catch a glimpse of some of the most upcoming acts on the circuit. Check the official  Edinburgh Festival Fringe website for more information about the 2017 Fringe Programme.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe covers a wide variety of performances including:

  • Cabaret
  • Musical and Opera
  • Comedy
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance

Check the Edinburgh weather to help determine whether you'll need an umbrella as you run between shows.

Back to the events calendar.

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