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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 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Heavy rain 17 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    13 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 July 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 14 WSW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG
Humidity
53% 57%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:44 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 20 July 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 80% 80% 90% 90% 90% 60% 90% 80% 80% 60% 60% 80% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 13 WSW 7 14 SW 5 13 WSW 5 12 W 5 12 SW 6 12 SW 5 11 SSW 5 10 SW 5 11 SSW 5 10 SW 5 11 SW 6 12 SW 6 12 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SSW 5 10 SSW 4 9 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 4 8 WSW 4 7 SSW 4 7 SW 4 8 WSW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G M G M M G G G G M G G G G G G G
Humidity
60% 60% 61% 64% 69% 75% 81% 82% 83% 85% 85% 85% 84% 84% 84% 84% 85% 84% 85% 85% 85% 87% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 8 WSW 4 8 W 5 9 W 4 8 WNW 4 9 ESE 7 13 NW 7 16 NW 7 14 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 90% 91% 89% 84% 78% 71% 71% 72%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 26 WSW 14 27 WSW 13 25 WSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 81% 85% 80% 74% 74% 76% 82%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 18 SW 9 18 SW 9 18 SW 12 23 WSW 13 26 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 19 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 87% 86% 78% 74% 75% 74% 83%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:00 Sunset: 21:37 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 11 SSW 5 9 WSW 7 13 WSW 9 18 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 18 WSW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 87% 76% 67% 65% 68% 79%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 10 SW 7 16 SSW 9 19 S 10 20 WSW 9 18 S 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 90% 86% 72% 64% 63% 66% 79%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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