Edinburgh weather in May 2020

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  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Edinburgh14
    14°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in May in Edinburgh16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 5°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Edinburgh5
    5°C min night temperature
  • 16 hours of daylight per day in May in Edinburgh16
    16 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Edinburgh0
    No heat & humidity
  • 57 mm monthly rainfall in May in Edinburgh57
    57 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in May in Edinburgh5
    5 (Moderate) UV index
  • 9°C sea temperature in May in Edinburgh9
    9°C sea temperature
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The May weather guide for Edinburgh, Scotland shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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How warm is it in Edinburgh in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 14°C in Edinburgh in May, falling to 5°C at night.

How sunny is it in Edinburgh in May?

There are normally 5 hours of bright sunshine each day in Edinburgh in May - that's 33% of daylight hours.

Is the sea cold around Edinburgh in May?

The average sea temperature around Edinburgh in May is 9°C.

Does it rain in Edinburgh in May?

There are usually 16 days with some rain in Edinburgh in May and the average monthly rainfall is 57mm.

Edinburgh sunrise & sunset times for May 2020

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Edinburgh in May 2020. Select a month to view Edinburgh sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Friday, 1st May 2020 05:28 20:53
Saturday, 16th May 2020 04:58 21:22
Sunday, 31st May 2020 04:36 21:46
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Where's warm in Scotland in May?

Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in Scotland in May. Select a destination to see more weather parameters.

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