Scotland weather in May 2021

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The May weather guide for 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 Scotland in May?

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

How sunny is it in Scotland in May?

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

Is the sea cold around Scotland in May?

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

Does it rain in Scotland in May?

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

Scotland sunrise & sunset times for May 2021

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

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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
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