Weather forecast for Hogmanay in Edinburgh


Jim Watson, public weather service advisor for the Met Office, warns revellers to wrap up warm on Friday for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

He said: “The forecast is looking good for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. It should stay predominantly dry but cloudy, with temperatures staying above zero and a light, easterly wind.

“The chill factor will make it feel around zero so people should certainly wrap up. But it looks as if it should be quite good as we go through the midnight period.

“Later on into New Year’s morning at the moment we are looking at a bout of rain coming down from the North and  on the back edge of that it could turn to snow for a very short period.

But Mr Watson assured that fog was not set to ruin the sight of the fireworks.

“We have got fog at the moment in Edinburgh but as we get into Friday and across Friday evening there is a little bit of wind that picks up and that should be enough to keep the capital free of fog for midnight.”

Tickets for the Concert in the Gardens and The Keilidh have all been snapped up but tickets are still available for the Street Party and those wishing to attended are asked to get a ticket quickly as they are selling fast.

Tickets are available by visiting the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office at The Hub or by going to or by phoning 0844 894 2011.