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

August 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
August, the last month of the summer, in Edinburgh, is another comfortable month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 11.4°C (52.5°F) and an average high of 18.9°C (66°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still comfortable 18.9°C (66°F). The average low-temperature, is 11.4°C (52.5°F).

Rainfall

In August, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the rain falls for 9.7 days. Throughout August, 60.2mm (2.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Edinburgh, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Edinburgh, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F). Swimming in 15°C (59°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Edinburgh is 15h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 5.2h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Edinburgh. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 August in Edinburgh?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 18.9°C (66°F), while the average low-temperature is 11.4°C (52.5°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Edinburgh?

In August, the rain falls for 9.7 days. Throughout August, 60.2mm (2.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

What month is the sea warmest in Edinburgh?

The month with the warmest seawater in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is August, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 15°C (59°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How cold is the water in August in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in August, the average water temperature is 15°C (59°F). For most, swimming in 15°C (59°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

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

In August, the average length of the day in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 15h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 5.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Edinburgh?

Months with the highest UV index in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

How high is the UV index in August in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Edinburgh is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in August: 18.9°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 August: 11.4°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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in August: 60.2mm

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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in August: 9.7 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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in August: 15°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 August / Average sunshine in August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in August: 15h

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 August: 5.2h

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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in August: 5

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).