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Scotland weather in May 2021
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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.
|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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