March weather forecast
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens
Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in Edinburgh, is a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 7.8°C (46°F) and an average low of 2.5°C (36.5°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a frosty 7.8°C (46°F). The average low-temperature, in Edinburgh, is 2.5°C (36.5°F).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 83%.

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, in March, during 15.7 rainfall days, 37mm (1.46") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, during the entire year, the rain falls for 205.2 days and collects up to 512mm (20.16") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, are January through March, November and December. March is the last month it regularly snows in Edinburgh. During 2 snowfall days, Edinburgh aggregates 13mm (0.51") of snow. In Edinburgh, during the entire year, snow falls for 9.2 days, and aggregates up to 66mm (2.6") of snow.

Sea temperature

March is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 6.9°C (44.4°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 Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In Edinburgh, the average sunshine in March is 5.1h.

UV index

In Edinburgh, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Edinburgh?

In March, the average relative humidity in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 83%.

How many days does it rain in March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in March, during 15.7 rainfall days, 37mm (1.46") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Edinburgh?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Edinburgh. During 2 snowfall days, in March, Edinburgh aggregates 13mm (0.51") of snow.

What month is the sea coldest in Edinburgh?

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

How cold is the water in March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in March is 6.9°C (44.4°F). 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.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average sunshine in March is 5.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Edinburgh?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average temperature in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in March: 7.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (17.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 2.5°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (10.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (1.6°C).

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Average pressure in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average pressure in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average pressure in March: 1012.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is May (1015.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1006.9mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average wind speed in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average wind speed in March: 19.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (20.4km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and July (13.1km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average humidity in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average humidity in March: 83%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (80%).

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Average rainfall in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average rainfall in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in March: 37mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (70mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (25mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average rainfall days in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in March: 15.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (22.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (13.2 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average snowfall in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall in March: 13mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (24mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average snowfall days in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.1h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.1h

Months with the most sunshine are April and June (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and October (Average sunshine: 4.1).

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Average sunshine days in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average sunshine days in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sunshine days in March: 11.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is April (12.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (5.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average cloud cover in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average cloud cover in March: 59

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 60).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 52).

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Average visibility in March
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Average visibility in March - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are June and July (8km).

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