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Weather Averages for Edinburgh in April
Averages for Edinburgh in AprilApril is full of things to do in Edinburgh, and plenty of sites to see.
The average temperature reaches a high of 11°C (that's about 52°F), with minimum temperatures being around 3°C (about 37°F)
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 14 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 41mm and there is only about 5 hours of average daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature is only 8°C (about 46°F) so swimming is not recommended.
The cold weather and chance of rain means that warm clothing such as overcoats, scarves and hats are a must. An umbrella or waterproof mac would also be advisable.
There are several festivals that take place this month.
The Edinburgh International Science Festival around the beginning of the month is a two week festival that takes place at around 20 venues.
There are many talks, presentations, demonstrations and interactive exhibits.
The Rugby Sevens is a popular rugby tournament held just outside Edinburgh.
And the Beltane Fire Festival takes place on Calton Hill. This is a somewhat primal celebration, with body painting, dancing and drumming. Around 15,000 people arrive to spectate so avoid it if you do not enjoy noisy crowds.