Edinburgh summer- Old Town and New Town skyline
Edinburgh spring - Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile
Scottish Gallery of Modern Art © Kenny Lam
looking out over Edinburgh from Calton Hill © Kenny Lam
The city can be warm and pleasant during the summer although being close to the Firth of Forth means there can also be a cool coastal breeze and occasional mists (known locally as 'haar'). In winter, it is often cold with snow or sharp frosts.
From April to September, temperatures are mild and compare favourably with other European cities. Annual rainfall is the same as Frankfurt, New York and less than in Rome.
It's always worth packing a sweater against the chance of changeable Edinburgh weather conditions and even if it's wet, Edinburgh has a fantastic range of galleries, museums and other attractions to keep you entertained.
5-day Edinburgh Weather Forecast
You can find a short-range Edinburgh weather forecast on the Met Office website.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.