Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, has unpredictable weather like much of the UK. Its northern location makes it cooler than England. Edinburgh hosts the biggest arts festival in the world in August, a good time to travel there.
Edinburgh has a temperate, marine climate, quite mild for its northern latitude.
Winters are long, wet, dreary, and there can be some snow.
Edinburgh is most popular in summer, when days are long and warm. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival draws lots of folks in August, and Hogmanay draws them at New Years. Spring and Fall are times when crowds can be avoided; European wind storms can hit the city between October and May.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average month by month rainfall for Edinburgh, Scotland.