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

April 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
April in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is a cool spring month, with average temperature ranging between max 11.8°C (53.2°F) and min 4.3°C (39.7°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature in April is practically the same as in March - a cool 11.8°C (53.2°F). In April, the average low-temperature is 4.3°C (39.7°F).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is April when the rain falls for 8.8 days and typically collects 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Edinburgh, the average seawater temperature in April is 8.2°C (46.8°F).
Note: 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 April, the average length of the day is 14.2h.

Sunshine

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine is 4.8h.

UV index

In Edinburgh, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In April, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in April in Edinburgh?

In April, in Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is 11.8°C (53.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 4.3°C (39.7°F).

How many days does it rain in April in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in April, it is raining for 8.8 days, with typically 40.5mm (1.6") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the driest month in Edinburgh?

The month with the least rainfall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is April when the rain falls for 8.8 days and typically collects 40.5mm (1.6") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in April in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in April, the average water temperature is 8.2°C (46.8°F). Swimming in 8.2°C (46.8°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.

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

The average length of the day in April in Edinburgh is 14.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in April?

The average sunshine in April in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 4.8h.

What is the UV index reading in April in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in April: 11.8°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 April: 4.3°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 April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in April: 40.5mm

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 April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in April: 8.8 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 April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in April: 8.2°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 April / Average sunshine in April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in April: 14.2h

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 April: 4.8h

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 April - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in April: 3

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).