Coming from a warm climate in South Africa, I had never seen snow before but luckily in late December, I was blessed to see snow for the first time! I went up Carlton Hill to investigate and as I turned around I saw wonderful white snow on Arthur’s Seat – I was so chuffed! It was a magical experience!
Besides its beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is perhaps best-known amongst visitors and residents alike for its unpredictable weather. For example, it is not uncommon for the weather to fluctuate by more than 10°C from one day to the next! Here are some things that I’ve found useful to own during my five years in Edinburgh.
That’s it! You study at the University of Edinburgh, you learn about the world, meet so many different people and live in a city rich in history and culture. Still, the first thing that people talk about when they hear you study in Scotland (or the United Kingdom for that matter) is the weather. Like many of us are finding, the weather here is not as bad as the reputation it holds. If you are planning on moving to Edinburgh or just interested in having a quick “weather talk”, this post is for you.