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Weather Averages for Edinburgh in February
Averages for Edinburgh in FebruaryFebruary's temperatures are much the same as that of January, though there is slightly less rainfall.
The average temperature only reaches a high of 6°C (that's about 43°F), and temperatures can fall to around 0°C (about 32°F)
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 15 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 42mm and there is only about 3 hours of average daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature is only 7°C (about 45°F) so swimming is not recommended.
Hats, gloves and warm jackets would be necessary to take to Edinburgh in January.
Edinburgh castle is perfect to visit during this time.
Though the site has been fortified since the Bronze age, the current castle dates from the 12th century. Its position a top a large, sheer cliff face overlooking the city meant it was well-placed from a defence perspective.
Situated within the grounds are the Royal Palace, the Gatehouse and the Witches' Memorial monument.
The One O' Clock gun is fired at precisely 13:00 every day. Originally used as a time signal for nearby ships, this tradition is still upheld to this day.
There are spectacular views all across the city and after your visit you can stroll down the Royal Mile.
This road runs down the hill from the castle and is one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh.
The buildings themselves were once tenements and have now been converted into a variety of shops selling local crafts and tourist trinkets.