Edinburgh Scotland Weather
The old Scottish weather cliche has been debunked for some time, at least when you visit Edinburgh. Often you Google BBC WEATHER EDINBURGH and it says "cloudy, mostly rain" and shows pictures of raindrops, but when you look outside you see glorious sunshine. If you google it and find out that things are not so bad, you can look forward to the pleasant surprise.
During the winter (December), Edinburgh can enjoy about an hour of sunshine a day, but in February it's three hours. Average rainfall is roughly the same throughout the year, so better weather and better temperatures in Edinburgh will provide more opportunities to see many of the city's attractions. October is often seen as the rainy season for weather in Edinburgh, although a similar amount of rain is likely to have been seen throughout the year. Temperatures rise in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
The wonderful thing about the Scottish weather is that it rarely gets too warm in the summer to stop you enjoying all the activities and attractions in nature you might want to do.
The best time to visit Scotland is when temperatures are warm and the chance of rain is relatively low. It is also a nice time of year to travel around Scotland, especially in the summer months, with sunny skies, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
Scotland is likely to see temperatures between 8C and 14C between September and November in the autumn and autumn. Spring and autumn in Edinburgh are very similar, with spring occurring in the middle of the summer months and autumn in the winter months, usually from mid-September to the end of October.
We have never seen such extreme weather events, but conditions have changed the seasons in Edinburgh. Like most Scottish cities, we get rainfall during the summer months, which can often take the form of thunderstorms and heavy rain, as well as occasional thunderstorms. We can expect heavy rainfall from the middle to the end of summer until the end of the autumn and winter months.
Rainfall is a key element of the Scottish weather, although it is not as bad as you are sometimes told. Just because it will rain in any season doesn't mean we'll get as much rain as Glasgow, which is to the west.
In Scotland, even in summer, it rarely gets terribly warm, but terribly cold air blows in from the north, turning precipitation into snow. Winds are often less in the north of Scotland but can be stormy, particularly in autumn and winter.
Heavy snowfall and blizzards may occur in the south of Scotland, where it may become drier, and in Edinburgh, where it may rain significantly less than in Glasgow, heavy rain may occur. Overall, no one can say that the weather in Scotland is very changeable, but there can be big differences depending on the season and altitude of the region. Summer is cool and partly cloudy around Edinburgh, and in Glasgow it is cold because the Gulf Stream off the east coast is heated by the sea. Consider the temperature difference between Edinburgh in summer and Glasgow in winter. In winter it is a little colder, as the oceans from the west coast to the north and east coasts of the Gulf Stream warm up.
In summer, the sky is cloudy, with a high pressure system over northern Scotland and low cloud cover over Scotland.
Scotland is the windiest country in Europe, with an easterly Atlantic low pressure system bringing strong winds and clouds throughout the year. The windy areas of Scotland are in both the north and west, and Orkney has had to contend with gale force and winds for over a month this year and high pressure for over two months.
Scotland's climate is quite temperate and very changeable, with the occasional really hot or really cold. It is no surprise that Scotland's west coast has been worst hit, with rain trapped in the ocean high above the Highlands mountains. The city of Edinburgh is actually between hills and coast and that can generate some winds, but the weather tends to be much milder than in other cities in the country which are at the same latitude as Edinburgh.
If there is one thing Edinburgh's weather can say, it is that it is one of the best shoulder seasons in the country you can only dream of. The shoulder season ends with good weather in late spring and early summer, while Scotland has the highest temperatures in midsummer.
Edinburgh festivals are widely considered a highlight of the city, and events revolve around a variety of themes including music, art, food, music and dance. Another tourist attraction is Holyrood Park, the historic fortress that dominates the Edinburgh skyline, while Holyrood Park is part of the Old Town of Edinburgh, which houses many medieval buildings. The summer months of July, August, September, October and November are the best times to visit Scotland.