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What to wear in Edinburgh?

What to wear in Edinburgh? This page provides information on appropriate clothes when you travel to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and one of the UK's most beautiful cities. Edinburgh has a temperate maritime climate, with mild summers and cold winters. The city's annual average temperature is 9 degrees Celsius, and it experiences precipitation throughout the year. You should check out Edinburgh's climate before planning your visit.

We will provide you the information on appropriate clothes for the next 5 days and appropriate clothes for each season (and each month) in this city.

  1. 5 Day Clothes Forecast
  2. Clothes for Each Season

5 Day Clothes Forecast

5 day clothes forecast and weather forecast for Edinburgh are as follows. These are updated daily.

Edinburgh - Dec 02(Friday)

During the day

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At night

A winter coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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Afternoon :

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Night :

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Edinburgh - Dec 03(Saturday)

During the day

A winter coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

At night

Same as daytime.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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Afternoon :

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light rain

Night :

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light rain

Edinburgh - Dec 04(Sunday)

During the day

A winter coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

At night

Same as daytime.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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light rain

Afternoon :

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light rain

Night :

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light rain

Edinburgh - Dec 05(Monday)

During the day

A winter coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

At night

Same as daytime.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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light rain

Afternoon :

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light rain

Night :

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light rain

Edinburgh - Dec 06(Tuesday)

During the day

A winter coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

At night

Colder than daytime, a down jacket is preferable to a coat.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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Afternoon :

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Night :

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5 Day Clothes Forecast describes the appropriate clothes according to the weather forecast temperature.

Clothes for Each Season

This section provides information on appropriate clothes for each season, appropriate clothes for each month (Monthly Clothes Forecast) and more useful information. Monthly Clothes Forecast describes the appropriate clothes according to average high/low temperature for each month.

Appropriate Clothes for Each Season

Seasonal weather in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's hottest summer months are August and July, with the highest average temperature of 19 degrees. Edinburgh experiences mild winters, with the coldest months being January and February; however, the highest average temperatures rarely exceed 7 degrees, while the average lowest temperatures are 1 degree Celsius. The city experiences heavy precipitation and fog in the winter and autumn.

You can visit Edinburgh all year round and have a fun experience. However, you should visit the city during summer if you don't like cold and rainy weather. You'll need an umbrella, Goretex shoes, and a good coat if you choose to go during rainy and cold conditions. Remember to pack well because you can experience all seasons in one day.

Spring

You should pack some shades when visiting Edinburgh during spring to protect you from the sun's glare. Add some tank tops, vest tops, short-sleeved shirts, and some t-shirts. Layer these with cardigans, shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts if the weather gets colder in the evenings. You should also pack some thin tops to pair with your sundresses.

Pack some pants for colder days. You won't see most locals wearing tights in spring; however, if you don't mind, you could brave the chilly spring weather and carry some shorts, skirts, and tights. You should also pack some sturdy shoes for sightseeing and a waterproof jacket or coat if it rains.

Summer

Edinburgh summers can be wet and cold, wet and warm, or warm and dry. You should pack layered clothes to keep you warm and dry during your visit. Pack a denim coat and layer it with a light cardigan when the weather gets cold. You can also pack some t-shirts, shirts, and vest tops to wear on warmer days.

Edinburgh experiences some precipitation during the summer season. Prepare for this by packing a raincoat to protect you from the rain. Also, you should pack sunscreen for protection against sunburn.

Autumn

In Edinburgh, autumn can be as warm as spring or summer; however, you should avoid packing too many light clothes and pack thicker sweatshirts, wool jumpers, and high necks. You may also pack your skirts, dresses, and tights to enjoy a fun autumn experience; however, you should layer them in case the temperature drops.

Pack some trenches, leather coats, and denim if you are visiting in early September; however, you may want to pack a teddy bear, bomber, parka, or padded for warmth. Pack a raincoat for rainy days (expect to skip over puddles and walk over wet cobbles) and some ankles if you plan on going outdoors often.

Winter

You should pack layers during winter because of Edinburgh's chilly winter temperatures. Pack some heavy cardigans, sweatshirts, and a thick coat if you plan to go outdoors. Pack some heavy socks to keep your feet warm, especially if you wear tights. Carry some comfortable waterproof shoes to keep your feet dry and warm.

The shine may shine in Edinburgh, fooling you into thinking the temperatures are warm; however, the region's icy winds will cut through you like a knife. You should also pack a hat, gloves, and a scarf to keep warm. Carrying a warm hat helps you enjoy hiking with minimal discomfort.

Monthly Clothes Forecast

The following are the recommended clothes for daytime and nighttime based on the average high/low temperatures for each month.

Monthly Clothes Forecast in Edinburgh

monthClothes Forecast
JanDaytime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
Nighttime:
A down jacket, gloves, warm hat and so on.
FebDaytime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
Nighttime:
A down jacket, gloves, warm hat and so on.
MarDaytime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
Nighttime:
A down jacket, gloves, warm hat and so on.
AprDaytime:
A jacket or coat. Gloves and warm hat may be necessary.
Nighttime:
A coat or down jacket, gloves, a warm hat and so on.
MayDaytime:
A jacket or coat, you will need light winter clothes.
Nighttime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
JunDaytime:
A light jacket, sweater, or light winter clothes (jacket or coat).
Nighttime:
A jacket or coat. Gloves and warm hat may be necessary.
JulDaytime:
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater.
Nighttime:
A jacket or coat, you will need light winter clothes.
AugDaytime:
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater.
Nighttime:
A jacket or coat, you will need light winter clothes.
SepDaytime:
A light jacket, sweater, or light winter clothes (jacket or coat).
Nighttime:
A jacket or coat. Gloves and warm hat may be necessary.
OctDaytime:
A jacket or coat. Gloves and warm hat may be necessary.
Nighttime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
NovDaytime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
Nighttime:
A coat or down jacket, gloves, a warm hat and so on.
DecDaytime:
A coat, gloves and a warm hat.
Nighttime:
A down jacket, gloves, warm hat and so on.

Monthly average temperature

Low : Average low temperature, High : Average high temperature

More Information

Attractions

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and it is known for its festivals and is a center of culture and arts. Various festivals you may get to experience when visiting the city include sparkling Christmas Markets, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe, globally considered the largest arts festival.

Additionally, you may enjoy internationally reputed events like the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo, consisting of various entertainment opportunities and fun events. You can find the most popular tourist attractions along the Royal Mile; however, you shouldn't forget to explore Grassmarket, located on the other side of the hill.

You can also explore Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Abbey, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, the National Museum of Scotland, etc.


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