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

October 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
October, the same as September, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is a moderate autumn month, with average temperature ranging between max 13.1°C (55.6°F) and min 6.5°C (43.7°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a comfortable 16.5°C (61.7°F) in September, to a mild 13.1°C (55.6°F). The average low-temperature, in Edinburgh, is 6.5°C (43.7°F).

Rainfall

October is the month with the most rainfall in Edinburgh. Rain falls for 12.4 days and accumulates 75.6mm (3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature is 13.2°C (55.8°F). Swimming in 13.2°C (55.8°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

In October, the average length of the day is 10.4h.

Sunshine

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine is 3.3h.

UV index

In Edinburgh, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
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 October in Edinburgh?

In October, in Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is 13.1°C (55.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.5°C (43.7°F).

How many days does it rain in October in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in October, during 12.4 rainfall days, 75.6mm (3") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Edinburgh?

The month with the most rainfall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is October when the rain falls for 12.4 days and typically aggregates up to 75.6mm (3") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in October is 13.2°C (55.8°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.

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

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in October is 10.4h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Edinburgh?

In October, the average sunshine in Edinburgh is 3.3h.

How high is the UV index in October in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in October: 13.1°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 October: 6.5°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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in October: 75.6mm

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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.4 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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in October: 13.2°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in October: 10.4h

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 October: 3.3h

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