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

February 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
The last month of the winter, February, is also a frosty month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 1.5°C (34.7°F) and 7.5°C (45.5°F).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in January - a still frosty 7.5°C (45.5°F). In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average low-temperature is 1.5°C (34.7°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, it is raining for 9.4 days, with typically 47mm (1.9") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Edinburgh, the average seawater temperature in February is 7°C (44.6°F).
Note: Swimming in 7°C (44.6°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 February, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average sunshine in February is 2.8h.

UV index

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from 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. 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 February in Edinburgh?

In February, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature is 7.5°C (45.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.5°C (34.7°F).

How many days does it rain in February in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, during February, the rain falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.9") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in February in Edinburgh?

In February, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh is 7°C (44.6°F). Swimming in 7°C (44.6°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Edinburgh have in February?

In February, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

How long on average sun shines in February in Edinburgh?

The average sunshine in February is 2.8h.

How high is the UV index in February in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in February: 7.5°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 February: 1.5°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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in February: 47mm

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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in February: 9.4 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 February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in February: 7°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 February / Average sunshine in February - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in February: 9.6h

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 February: 2.8h

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