What is the best time to visit Edinburgh?

The month of May is the best time to visit Edinburgh. During this month, the days are long and comfortably warm with a temperature average of 10°C to 15°C. Also, it’s the driest month, and there are no possibilities of rain. September, relatively the first half of it, can be considered to be the second-best time to visit Edinburgh. During this month, the weather is pleasant, and also the accommodation and airfare costs are less, with fewer crowds around. Tourist-wise, July and August is the peak season in Edinburgh. The highest temperature during these months is 19°C. The days are sunny and wet, at times, and also it’s the season of the most loved summertime festivals. The shoulder months of May, June, September and October are all about fresh air, blooming locales with elegant flowers, and mild weather conditions. Crowds are also generally less in the shoulder months, and hence, it’s the best time to explore around the places. Winters in Edinburgh is cold and the days are grey, short and not so comfortable. The temperature goes down to 0°C during the winter months of November-February, and it is considered to be the low season in Edinburgh.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 9°/ 4° 6 days
February 8°/ 2° 15 days
March 9°/ 2° 6 days
April 13°/ 4° 1 days
May 14°/ 6° 10 days
June 17°/ 9° 9 days
July 20°/ 12° 12 days
August 20°/ 12° 10 days
September 17°/ 9° 13 days
October 12°/ 6° 8 days
November 8°/ 3° 14 days
December 8°/ 4° 8 days

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