All data are in degrees Fahrenheit


Water temperature in Edinburgh

Detailed information about the current water temperature in Edinburgh. The trend over the last two weeks, daily averages, and precise forecast of the water temperature changes. Gain a deeper understanding of seasonal dynamics with monthly statistical analyses covering recent years.
Sea temperature in Edinburgh now



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Edinburgh in July







Sea water temperature in Edinburgh today

As of now, in Edinburgh, the water temperature is 56.0°F. Swimming in water of this temperature is considered as extremely cold, and there's a substantial risk of hypothermia if exposed for more than a brief duration. Today's reading is 1.3°F lower than the average recorded on this particular day in recent years. The sea temperature remains approximately unchanged from yesterday. According to the forecast, we expect the temperature to rise a bit.

Recent sea temperature and forecast

The water temperature today is above average for the last two weeks, showing a small increase in temperature. It is also close to the historical minimum temperature for this date. The maximum temperature recorded for this date was 59.3°F on 2018, while the historical minimum was 55.6°F on 2022.

Observations from the last two weeks indicate that the water temperature was in proximity to the lowest values recorded on those days in the past. Over the next week, the forecast shows a steady trend, with temperatures staying close to the average of 56.2°F. Both minimum and maximum temperatures expected to be close to the average, offering a week of stable water conditions.

Daily water temperature in Edinburgh

Date Current Year

actual* / forecast**

last year 10 years average
Jun 30 55.2°F 59.0°F 55.9°F
Jul 1 55.2°F 58.4°F 56.2°F
Jul 2 55.3°F 56.7°F 56.2°F
Jul 3 55.3°F 54.9°F 56.0°F
Jul 4 54.5°F 55.4°F 55.8°F
Jul 5 54.5°F 55.6°F 56.0°F
Jul 6 54.7°F 55.8°F 56.1°F
Jul 7 54.9°F 56.1°F 56.3°F
Jul 8 54.6°F 55.3°F 56.3°F
Jul 9 55.5°F 55.6°F 56.5°F
Jul 10 55.7°F 56.4°F 56.8°F
Jul 11 55.9°F 56.8°F 56.9°F
Jul 12 56.0°F 56.7°F 57.0°F
Jul 13 56.0°F 57.5°F 57.3°F
Jul 14 56.0°F 57.1°F 57.3°F
Jul 15 56.3°F 57.7°F 57.6°F
Jul 16 56.1°F 57.0°F 57.4°F
Jul 17 56.1°F 55.2°F 57.4°F
Jul 18 56.0°F 56.6°F 57.3°F
Jul 19 56.2°F 56.6°F 57.5°F
Jul 20 56.2°F 56.6°F 57.5°F
Jul 21 56.4°F 57.1°F 57.7°F

* actual - actual temperature values

** forecast - projected values for the next week

Real-time coastal temperatures could deviate by several degrees from the provided readings. These deviations often become evident following intense rainfall or strong winds.

Our forecasting methodology leverages a mathematical model, that uses current water and weather conditions, historical records, wind intensity and direction.

Sea water temperature in Edinburgh by month

In an average year, Edinburgh offers no days when the water temperature is warm enough to swim comfortably.
The warmest water in Edinburgh was recorded on July 22, 2021, reaching a 61.7°F. While the coldest temperature occurred on February 17, 2021, dipping to 39.7°F. The average readings by season are 44.1°F in Winter, 46.1°F in Spring, 56.4°F in Summer, and 53.4°F in Autumn.