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Weather Averages for Edinburgh in August
Averages for Edinburgh in AugustAugust is one of the warmest times of the year in Edinburgh and is the month when the world famous festival takes place.
The average temperature reaches a high of 18°C (that's about 64°F), with minimum temperatures being around 10°C (about 50°F)
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 16 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 65mm and there is about 4 hours of average daily sunshine.
Light clothing such as t-shirts would be fine for day wear, however please remember that there is a risk of showers and the evenings are noticeably cooler.
It would be a good idea to carry an umbrella and a light jacket as well.
The average sea temperature is only 14°C (about 57°F) so you could take a brisk dip in the sea if you were feeling courageous!
August is festival season in Edinburgh and there are a huge range of events on offer.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival showcases the best of international arts.
The Edinburgh International Festival hosts a variety of theatre and comedy performances at a range of venues across the city.
Literature lovers will enjoy the Edinburgh Book Festival.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo features a range of military demonstrations and pageantry.
And the city transforms into Cannes for the International Film Festival!