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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.

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    6 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 16 October 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 4 5 ESE 4 6 ESE 4 6 ESE 4 9 SE 4 11 SSE 4 8 S 6 15 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 12 23 SW 12 25 SW 14 29 SW 14 27 SW 13 25 SW 11 22 SW 9 20 SW 10 22 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 85% 84% 88% 87% 89% 86% 79% 74% 70% 68% 69% 77% 80% 82% 82% 81% 81% 81% 79%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 18:11 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 17 October 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 26 SW 11 24 SW 10 22 SW 11 22 SW 10 21 SW 11 22 WSW 10 21 WSW 9 19 WSW 7 17 WSW 7 17 WSW 8 15 WSW 9 17 W 9 17 WSW 10 19 W 10 18 W 10 18 W 10 18 W 9 17 W 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 80% 82% 84% 86% 86% 86% 86% 85% 84% 81% 74% 67% 62% 60% 60% 61% 62% 67% 71% 74% 77% 79% 81%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 18 October 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 6 ° 10 ° 10 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 14 WSW 6 13 WSW 5 11 W 5 9 W 4 8 WSW 4 10 SW 4 9 S 4 7 S 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 85% 89% 91% 85% 66% 64% 81% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 19 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 7 13 SSW 8 15 SSW 9 16 SSW 10 20 SW 14 29 SW 12 23 SW 10 19 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 86% 81% 72% 77% 84% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 20 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 10 19 SW 10 20 SW 11 22 SW 13 24 SW 15 29 WSW 16 30 WSW 15 28 SW 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG G VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 89% 89% 89% 84% 86% 91% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light rain Light shower day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 14 27 SW 15 28 SW 15 28 SW 16 30 WSW 18 34 WSW 18 34 W 17 31 W 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
93% 92% 91% 89% 81% 79% 79% 78%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 22 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 16 29 W 15 29 W 15 28 W 16 30 W 18 35 W 16 31 W 14 27 W 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity
76% 75% 75% 70% 61% 64% 71% 70%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 17:56 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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