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Edinburgh Weather in April, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Averages April

EDINBURGH AVERAGES FOR APRIL

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    7°C
    45°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    11°C
    52°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    3°C
    37°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    8°C
    46°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    9 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    22 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    40 mm

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Edinburgh Daily Averages April

DAILY AVERAGES FOR APRIL

April 2024
Sun
Mon
1 Avg 41º
Tue
2 Avg 41º
Wed
3 Avg 43º
Thu
4 Avg 43º
Fri
5 Avg 45º
Sat
6 Avg 45º
7 Avg 45º
8 Avg 45º
9 Avg 45º
10 Avg 41º
11 Avg 43º
12 Avg 45º
13 Avg 48º
14 Avg 45º
15 Avg 45º
16 Avg 46º
17 Avg 46º
18 Avg 48º
19 Avg 10º 50º
20 Avg 46º
21 Avg 46º
22 Avg 46º
23 Avg 46º
24 Avg 43º
25 Avg 41º
26 Avg 43º
27 Avg 43º
28 Avg 43º
29 Avg 45º
30 Avg 46º
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April Weather Averages

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April can be one of the best times of the year to visit Edinburgh with the weather slowly warming and most of the large crowds still at home. By this point in the year, most of the restaurants and sites that closed for the winter months will be reopening to ready themselves for the crowds of summer. If you don't mind a few chilly spells, this can be a great time to explore the city without having to deal with the hoards that come just a few weeks later.

Overall, the average daily temperature continues to climb and now stands at 7°C (45°F) for the month. While a heavy jacket is still needed first thing in the morning, the afternoons are much more pleasant. In fact, the average afternoon high for this time of the year is now 11°C (52°F). However, it is still near freezing by first thing in the morning when the average overnight low falls to a cold 3°C (37°F). It will be important to consult an extended forecast before leaving home to make sure that you have the right mix of medium and heavy weight clothes with you.

Of course, it is also still a good idea to pack either a raincoat or an umbrella even though this is the driest month of the year. Throughout the 30 days of the month, an average of 40mm of precipitation is expected to fall over a period of 22 days. Even though much of the rain is light in nature, you don't want to risk being both wet and cold. Despite the fact that overnight lows are just a few degrees above the freezing mark, there is little chance of snow at this time of the year.

The good news is that there can be plenty of sun. On average, the region gets 9 hours of sunshine per day during this time of year. Visitors may be able to find a warmer day and walk along a nearby beach, but the water is still on the cold side at an average of 8°C (46°F). 

Where to Stay

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor is in the ideal location to meet all of your needs. Though the building was built in the 1860's, the hotel has all the modern touches you could want combined with old world elegance. Situated just minutes from the center of the city, the hotel offers a number of different room styles with high-speed Internet access and flatscreen TVs.

The Edinburgh Capital Hotel is a three-star, stylish hotel that is situated on the west side of the city. Guests can take advantage of the indoor swimming pool on a cold April day as well as the fitness center, sauna and steam room. There are 111 rooms in the hotel that also features an onsite restaurant and magnificent views.

Also located on the west side of Edinburgh are the Staycity Aparthotels. Whether you need more room for an extended stay or are traveling with a large family, this hotel offers many more places to spread out that a standard room. Guests can choose from the studio apartment or the one or two bedroom variety. All come with a fully functioning kitchen, living area, flatscreen TV and free WiFi. 

Restaurants and Nightlife

With a super wine list, extensive beer choices and a locally sources menu there is a lot to like about Three Birds. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu offers cod, duck breast, seafood salad, and more. Be sure to call early for a reservation.

Offering French Caribbean food, Riverlife offers exciting food for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is fully BYOB so be sure to bring in your favourite wine or beverage and there are no corkage fees to worry about. Reservations are recommended in order to secure a table at this small, but popular establishment.

If you are looking for something different than the traditional pub for a late night, be sure to try the Stand Comedy Club. With an entry fee of just a few pounds, you will be treated to great acts throughout the week. With a great atmosphere and food and drink, you will be in for a good time. 

Things to Do

One of the more unique museums in Edinburgh is the Surgeon' Hall Museum. After undergoing a recent renovation, the museum is home to dozens of tissue and bone specimens, artifacts and the world's largest collection of surgical pathology. Open seven days a week, this is a great spot for the whole family to explore something off the beaten path.

With the weather warming up in April, now is a great time to get back outdoors and explore Craigmillar Castle.  Known as one of the best-preserved castles in the country, it is now a sight to behold and explore. Construction first began in the 15th century and continued for the next 250 years as it played host to numerous famous historical figures. Today, visitors can explore the remains of the castle and be treated to a gorgeous few from the top. 

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