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

May 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
May, the last month of the spring, in Edinburgh, is a mild month, with average temperature fluctuating between 14.7°C (58.5°F) and 6.8°C (44.2°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a mild 14.7°C (58.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 6.8°C (44.2°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, during 9.6 rainfall days, 48.9mm (1.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Edinburgh, the average water temperature is 9.8°C (49.6°F). Swimming in 9.8°C (49.6°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Edinburgh, the average length of the day in May is 16.3h.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine in Edinburgh is May, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
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 May in Edinburgh?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 14.7°C (58.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 6.8°C (44.2°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in May?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in May, it is raining for 9.6 days, with typically 48.9mm (1.9") of accumulated precipitation.

How cold is the water in May in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in May, the average water temperature is 9.8°C (49.6°F). Swimming in 9.8°C (49.6°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 May in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in May is 16.3h.

What month has the most sunshine in Edinburgh?

With an average of 6.1h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year.

How long on average sun shines in May in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average sunshine in May is 6.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Edinburgh?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 14.7°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 May: 6.8°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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 48.9mm

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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9.6 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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in May: 9.8°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in May: 16.3h

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 May: 6.1h

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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in May: 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).