Weather in Edinburgh


The best time to visit Edinburgh based on the weather is the sweet time of spring in May.

From June to August, tourism is at its peak in Edinburgh especially with the August festivals filling up the calendar.

To save yourself from the crowded chaos, you should visit the city during the winter of November to March.

The winter season comes with the best offers on airfare and hotels except during the New Year’s celebrations.

Spring and early fall are two of the most beautiful times with romantic weather in Edinburgh, a time the city is meant to be visited.

Travel seasonWeather conditionSuitability
June to August Warm and comfortableBest time 
September to October Cold and comfortable Relatively nice 
November to MarchCold with a chance of snowLow prices and less crowd
April to May Relatively warmLess busy with perfect temperature

June to August

june to August

The summer of Edinburgh has an average temperature of 50 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit which makes it the most comfortable time to visit.

Due to the long summer days, you can travel to most of the destinations in a few days and enjoy the beautiful city to its fullest.

This time of the year also hosts a variety of festivals like the Jazz and Blues Festival, Art Festival and International Festival.

Most of the festivals like the International Books Festival, International Film Festival, Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo festival are held in August.

Summers in Edinburgh are also the busiest time of all so make sure to book hotel reservations in advance and expect a crowd all around you.

September to October

September to October

September is the beginning of fall and by the end of October, you will need winter jackets for your rescue.

The temperature begins to fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and Edinbrugh’s winters are harsh but not as much as you’d expect.

Early winter in Edinburgh welcomes you with an International Storytelling Festival that occurs in October.

November to March

November to March

This is the time of Christmas and New Year celebrations with an average temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The winter is long in Edinburgh but it rarely snows in the city. However, the windy weather can make the chilly temperatures colder.

Short daylight hours give you enough sunlight to attend all the destinations on your bucket list.

This weather condition in Edinburgh brings you easy deals on accommodation and airfare along with festivals like Hogmanay and Burns Night.

You can skip the city’s New Year festival as it is one of the busiest times for locals and also because January and February are the coldest months of the year in Edinburgh.

April to May

April to May

April is not the warmest month in Edinburgh but the temperatures relatively rise to around 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

This time is suitable for tourists as the hotel prices are low and the busy crowd is yet to form.

The festivals of April and May include Edinburgh Science Festival and Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

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