Edinburgh weather in May 2021

Get the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for the UK with current travel advice, statistics and online resources.

  • 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

Recommended for Scotland

  • Top deals & discounts
  • Edinburgh weather overview
  • Edinburgh climate averages by month
  • More destinations
  • Best time to go to Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh 5-day weather forecast

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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.

  • Save on holiday homes, houses, apartments in Scotland
  • Choose from over 9,900 holiday rentals
  • Book family holidays & weekends away in 2020/2021

VRBOHoliday rental finder

Edinburgh holiday rentals

Find holiday rentals in Edinburgh, Scotland including holiday homes, self-catering accommodation, B&Bs, shared space, home swaps and short-term lets.

  • Airbnb
  • VRBO

Edinburgh hotels

Compare prices for hotels in Edinburgh, Scotland by booking directly with hotel chains and independent hotels or via online travel agencies and hotel comparison websites.

  • IHG

Edinburgh camping & hostels

Looking for camping holidays in Edinburgh, Scotland? Browse hostels and campsites for camping, glamping, yurts, cabins, tree houses, youth hostels and caravan parks.

  • Campsited
  • Hostel World

Edinburgh car hire

Need to hire a car for Edinburgh, Scotland? Check out the car hire companies and brokers offering car rentals for Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Avis
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz

Edinburgh days out & things to do

Planning days out in Edinburgh, Scotland? Find out what tourist attractions, activities and events are available and where to book and things to do and places to visit in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • National Trust for Scotland

Back to search

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 2021

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Edinburgh in May 2021. Select a month to view Edinburgh sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Saturday, 1st May 2021 05:29 20:52
Sunday, 16th May 2021 04:58 21:21
Monday, 31st May 2021 04:36 21:46
  • Save on holiday homes, houses, apartments in Scotland
  • Choose from over 9,900 holiday rentals
  • Book family holidays & weekends away in 2020/2021

VRBOHoliday rental finder

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

Back to top

Where is warm in Scotland in May for 2021/2022?

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

More destinations & map >>

Related posts

Popular travel offers

Top ^

*affiliate links: find out how we are funded and why this helps us remain free to use.