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

May 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 spring, May, is a moderate month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with temperature in the range of an average high of 14.7°C (58.5°F) and an average low of 6.8°C (44.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a mild 14.7°C (58.5°F). In Edinburgh, the average low-temperature is 6.8°C (44.2°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, during May, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 48.9mm (1.9") of 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

In Edinburgh, the average water temperature is 9.8°C (49.6°F).
Note: Swimming in 9.8°C (49.6°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 May, the average length of the day is 16.3h.

Sunshine

May has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. 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 May in Edinburgh?

In May, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature is 14.7°C (58.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.8°C (44.2°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in May?

In Edinburgh, in May, during 9.6 rainfall days, 48.9mm (1.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Edinburgh?

In May, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 9.8°C (49.6°F). Swimming in 9.8°C (49.6°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.

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

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in May is 16.3h.

What month has the most sunshine in Edinburgh?

With an average of 6.1h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 6.1h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Edinburgh?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in May: 14.7°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 May: 6.8°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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in May: 48.9mm

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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9.6 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 May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in May: 9.8°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in May: 16.3h

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 May: 6.1h

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