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

October 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
October, like September, is another mild autumn month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 6.5°C (43.7°F) and 13.1°C (55.6°F).

Temperature

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a comfortable 16.5°C (61.7°F) in September, to a moderate 13.1°C (55.6°F). In Edinburgh, the average low-temperature is 6.5°C (43.7°F).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Edinburgh is October when the rain falls for 12.4 days and typically aggregates up to 75.6mm (3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Edinburgh, the average seawater temperature in October is 13.2°C (55.8°F).
Note: Swimming in 13.2°C (55.8°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 Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 10.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 3.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Edinburgh is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
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. 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.

What is the temperature in October in Edinburgh?

In October, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average high-temperature is 13.1°C (55.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.5°C (43.7°F).

How many days does it rain in October in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in October, it is raining for 12.4 days, with typically 75.6mm (3") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Edinburgh?

October is the month with the most rainfall in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Rain falls for 12.4 days and accumulates 75.6mm (3") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, the average seawater temperature in October is 13.2°C (55.8°F). Swimming in 13.2°C (55.8°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 October?

In October, the average length of the day in Edinburgh is 10.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in October?

The average sunshine in October in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, is 3.3h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in October: 13.1°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 October: 6.5°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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in October: 75.6mm

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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.4 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 October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in October: 13.2°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in October: 10.4h

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 October: 3.3h

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