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

March 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
March, the first month of the spring, in Edinburgh, is still a chilly month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 2.8°C (37°F) and an average high of 9.5°C (49.1°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still chilly 9.5°C (49.1°F). In March, in Edinburgh, the average low-temperature is 2.8°C (37°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, during March, the rain falls for 9.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 51.7mm (2") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Edinburgh, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

The month with the coldest seawater is March, with an average sea temperature of 6.9°C (44.4°F). Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Edinburgh is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 3.7h.

UV index

In Edinburgh, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. 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 March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in March, the average high-temperature is 9.5°C (49.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.8°C (37°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in March?

In Edinburgh, in March, during 9.9 rainfall days, 51.7mm (2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What month is the sea coldest in Edinburgh?

March is the month with the coldest seawater in Edinburgh, with an average sea temperature of 6.9°C (44.4°F). Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°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.

What is the water temperature in March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, the average seawater temperature in March is 6.9°C (44.4°F). Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°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 March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in March is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 3.7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Edinburgh?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in March: 9.5°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 March: 2.8°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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in March: 51.7mm

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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.9 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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in March: 6.9°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in March: 11.9h

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 March: 3.7h

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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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).