Date: Thursday, June 19, 1958
Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Weather: Cold and rainy
Got up this morning at 7:00 for a 7:30 breakfast with Mynie and the Kansas State crew (Clayton and Alan), then our Imperial group took the 9:30 train to Edinburgh. Lunch on the train was very good, and we got in at 9:00. (Had a letter from Mom.) The stores closed at 5:30 so after checking in at our hotel, The Rothesay, we walked downtown to look around.
It started to rain and my shoes were soaked. Since those were the only ones I brought along I had to wear them all evening (my black flats) and the black came off on my feet! Saw some nice cashmeres, and Sue, Judy H, Jean, Timmy, and I had tea and little cakes before walking all the way back to the hotel in the rain.
It should have come as no surprise to Judy that there was rain during her trip to Edinburgh. The city has a temperate climate due to its close proximity to the sea – overall, temperatures are mild and rain is common. Edinburgh has no dry season.
Although June tends to be one of the driest months of the year in Edinburgh, the average likelihood of rain over the course of the month is approximately 64%. The average temperature in June can range from a low of 48°F to a high of 63°F.
On the plus side, June evenings in Edinburgh can have daylight up until 11:00 p.m.