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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018 weather forecast

Running the Edinburgh Marathon

Sat 26 MaySun 27 May 2018

The Edinburgh Marathon on 26/27 May is part of a huge summer of sport in Scotland.

Held over the Spring bank holiday weekend, the Edinburgh Marathon is one of nine races being held over the Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend on 26-27 May.

The marathon course is fast and flat, voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a personal best. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London. There will also be a 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, team relay and junior races over the weekend. Check the official Edinburgh Marathon website for more information

Starting on Potterrow, marathon runners will pass both the Gothic Rocket and Gosford House on the 26 mile route.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events calendar.

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    10 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 May 2018)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 10 15 E 9 14 E 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G
Humidity
78% 81% 83%
UV index
1
Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 May 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 8 13 E 7 12 E 7 12 E 6 10 ENE 6 10 ENE 6 10 ENE 6 10 ENE 6 10 ENE 6 11 ENE 7 12 ENE 8 12 ENE 8 14 ENE 9 15 NE 10 16 ENE 10 17 ENE 11 17 ENE 11 18 ENE 11 18 ENE 11 18 ENE 10 18 ENE 10 16 ENE 9 15 ENE 8 12 ENE 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
85% 85% 84% 84% 85% 84% 85% 85% 84% 82% 80% 78% 76% 74% 73% 73% 74% 76% 78% 79% 80% 83% 86% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:33 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 10 ENE 6 9 ENE 5 8 E 6 10 ENE 7 12 ENE 10 18 ENE 11 19 ENE 10 18 NE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG G G
Humidity
89% 91% 92% 89% 82% 78% 76% 85% 91%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 11 NE 5 9 NE 5 10 NE 9 17 ENE 13 26 ENE 14 26 ENE 13 23 NE 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
96% 96% 91% 79% 71% 74% 82% 89%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 12 21 NE 11 20 NE 12 22 NE 14 26 ENE 15 28 ENE 14 27 ENE 13 25 ENE 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
90% 90% 85% 77% 71% 72% 80% 90%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:37 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 11 20 NE 11 19 NE 11 20 ENE 12 24 ENE 13 25 ENE 12 25 ENE 11 21 ENE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 94% 90% 81% 74% 75% 83% 93%
UV index
1 3 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 15 NE 7 13 NE 8 15 ENE 9 18 ENE 10 21 ENE 11 23 ENE 11 20 NE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity
95% 96% 94% 88% 81% 79% 85% 92%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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26/27 May - Will you be cheering on the Edinburgh marathon competitors? Check the weather forecast.

Weather for runners

Runners will be looking for a fine spring day to help them get around the 26.2 mile course. A mild, but not hot, day with a light breeze will be wanted by both runners and spectators alike.

Back to the events calendar.

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