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

February 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
The last month of the winter, February, is another chilly month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 7.5°C (45.5°F) and 1.5°C (34.7°F).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in January - a still frosty 7.5°C (45.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Edinburgh, is 1.5°C (34.7°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, during 9.4 rainfall days, 47mm (1.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, during the entire year, the rain falls for 124.2 days and collects up to 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In February, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh is 7°C (44.6°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Edinburgh, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In February, the average sunshine in Edinburgh is 2.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In February, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in February in Edinburgh?

In February, in Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is 7.5°C (45.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.5°C (34.7°F).

How many days does it rain in February in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in February, it is raining for 9.4 days, with typically 47mm (1.9") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in February in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in February, the average water temperature is 7°C (44.6°F). Swimming in 7°C (44.6°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.

How many hours of daylight does Edinburgh have in February?

The average length of the day in February in Edinburgh is 9.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in February?

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine in February is 2.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Edinburgh?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in February: 7.5°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 February: 1.5°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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in February: 47mm

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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in February: 9.4 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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in February: 7°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 February / Average sunshine in February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in February: 9.6h

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 February: 2.8h

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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in February: 1

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).