Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

April weather forecast and climate
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

An evening view of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens
An evening view of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens
April in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is a cool spring month, with average temperature varying between 4.3°C (39.7°F) and 11.8°C (53.2°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in March - a fresh 11.8°C (53.2°F). In Edinburgh, the average low-temperature is 4.3°C (39.7°F).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is April when the rain falls for 8.8 days and typically collects 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In April, the average sea temperature is 8.2°C (46.8°F). Swimming in 8.2°C (46.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Edinburgh is 14.2h.

Sunshine

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine in April is 4.8h.

UV index

In April, the average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in April in Edinburgh?

In April, the average high-temperature is 11.8°C (53.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 4.3°C (39.7°F).

How many days does it rain in April in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in April, it is raining for 8.8 days, with typically 40.5mm (1.6") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the driest month in Edinburgh?

April is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 8.8 days and accumulates 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in April in Edinburgh?

In April, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 8.2°C (46.8°F). Swimming in 8.2°C (46.8°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in April in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in April is 14.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in April?

The average sunshine in April in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 4.8h.

How high is the UV index in April in Edinburgh?

In April, the average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in April: 11.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.1°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (7°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 4.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (11.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.3°C).

Average rainfall in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in April: 40.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (75.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (40.5mm).

Average rainfall days in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in April: 8.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (8.8 days).

Average sea temperature in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in April: 8.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (6.9°C).

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in April: 14.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.1h).

  • Average sunshine in April: 4.8h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.5h).

Average UV index in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in April: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).