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

January 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
January, like December, is another chilly winter month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 7°C (44.6°F) and 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Temperature

January and December, with an average high-temperature of 7°C (44.6°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In January, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the rain falls for 12.5 days. Throughout January, 67.5mm (2.7") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is 7.4°C (45.3°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 January, the average length of the day is 7.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 1.7h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 0 interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. 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 are the coldest months in Edinburgh?

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 7°C (44.6°F).

What is the temperature in January in Edinburgh?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 7°C (44.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in January, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 67.5mm (2.7") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in January is 7.4°C (45.3°F). Swimming in 7.4°C (45.3°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 January?

In Edinburgh, the average length of the day in January is 7.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Edinburgh?

In January, the average sunshine in Edinburgh is 1.7h.

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

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in January in Edinburgh?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in January: 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 January: 1.4°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 January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in January: 67.5mm

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 January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in January: 12.5 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 January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in January: 7.4°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in January: 7.7h

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 January: 1.7h

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 January - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in January: 0

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).