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

March 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
March, the first month of the spring, in Edinburgh, is also a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 2.8°C (37°F) and an average high of 9.5°C (49.1°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still frosty 9.5°C (49.1°F). In March, the average low-temperature is 2.8°C (37°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, in March, during 9.9 rainfall days, 51.7mm (2") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 6.9°C (44.4°F), March is the month with the coldest seawater in Edinburgh.
Note: Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°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

The average length of the day in March is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Edinburgh is 3.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 2. 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.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 March in Edinburgh?

In March, in Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is 9.5°C (49.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.8°C (37°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in March?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in March, during 9.9 rainfall days, 51.7mm (2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Edinburgh?

The month with the coldest seawater in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is March, with an average sea temperature of 6.9°C (44.4°F).

How cold is the water in March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in March, the average water temperature is 6.9°C (44.4°F). Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°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 March?

In March, the average length of the day in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in March?

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine in March is 3.7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in March: 9.5°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 March: 2.8°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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in March: 51.7mm

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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.9 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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in March: 6.9°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in March: 11.9h

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 March: 3.7h

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 March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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).