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What you can expect from the weather in Edinburgh - average temperatures, rainfall, hours of sunshine and weather forecasts.

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The average temperature in Edinburgh is only three or four degrees lower than London, and it doesn't rain as often as you might think.

From April to September, our temperatures are mild and compare favourably with other European cities.

But it can get very cold and wet in winter; a warm, waterproof coat is essential.

Weather averages for UK cities
City Annual Rainfall (mm) January max (°C) January min (°C) July max (°C) July min (°C)
Edinburgh 626 6.2 0.4 18.4 10.9
London 610 6.8 1.1 22.0 12.9
Glasgow 951 6.1 0.0 18.7 10.3
Manchester 806 6.1 0.8 19.4 11.8