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

August 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
August, the last month of the summer, in Edinburgh, is also an enjoyable month, with average temperature varying between 18.9°C (66°F) and 11.4°C (52.5°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature in August is relatively the same as in July - a still enjoyable 18.9°C (66°F). The average low-temperature, is 11.4°C (52.5°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, in August, it is raining for 9.7 days, with typically 60.2mm (2.4") of accumulated precipitation. In Edinburgh, during the entire year, the rain falls for 124.2 days and collects up to 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 15°C (59°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Edinburgh is 15h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Edinburgh is 5.2h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 August in Edinburgh?

In August, the average high-temperature is 18.9°C (66°F), and the average low-temperature is 11.4°C (52.5°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in August?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, during August, the rain falls for 9.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 60.2mm (2.4") of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Edinburgh?

With an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Edinburgh.

How cold is the water in August in Edinburgh?

In August, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 15°C (59°F). For most, swimming in 15°C (59°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

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

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in August is 15h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine in August is 5.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Edinburgh?

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

How high is the UV index in August in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in August: 18.9°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 August: 11.4°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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in August: 60.2mm

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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in August: 9.7 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 August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in August: 15°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 August / Average sunshine in August - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in August: 15h

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 August: 5.2h

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