Average Weather in Edinburgh Indiana, United States
In Edinburgh, the summers are long, warm, humid, and wet; the winters are very cold and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 85°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Edinburgh for warm-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 23 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 23°F and high of 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Edinburgh, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Edinburgh begins around June 13 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around November 1. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 1 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 13. On December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Edinburgh varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from March 22 to August 20, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 26.
The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 20 to March 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 29.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 42% on June 26.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Edinburgh experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Edinburgh. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 7, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.
The least rain falls around February 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Edinburgh experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from November 25 to March 19, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from March 19 to November 25. The least snow falls around July 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Edinburgh varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:16 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 8:15 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:20 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 54 minutes later at 9:14 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Edinburgh during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Edinburgh experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 25 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 14% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 57% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Edinburgh experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 14 to May 20, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 20 to October 14. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Edinburgh varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 months, from March 31 to June 29; for 4.0 days, from August 14 to August 18; and for 3.3 months, from August 26 to December 3, with a peak percentage of 38% on November 14. The wind is most often from the west for 1.5 months, from June 29 to August 14 and for 3.9 months, from December 3 to March 31, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 20. The wind is most often from the east for 1.1 weeks, from August 18 to August 26, with a peak percentage of 27% on August 21.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Edinburgh throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Edinburgh for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Edinburgh for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Edinburgh typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 12 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 26 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 7 or after November 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Edinburgh should appear around March 28, only rarely appearing before March 13 or after April 12.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 29 to August 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Edinburgh are 39.354 deg latitude, -85.967 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Edinburgh contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 667 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (430 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (840 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Edinburgh is covered by cropland (67%), trees (16%), and artificial surfaces (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (59%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Edinburgh, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Edinburgh.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Edinburgh according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Edinburgh is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Edinburgh and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Columbus Bakalar Municipal Airport (70%, 11 kilometers, southeast); Shelbyville Municipal Airport (17%, 29 kilometers, northeast); Indianapolis International Airport (8%, 49 kilometers, northwest); and Monroe County Airport (5%, 61 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .