Climate of Scotland
Scotland has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Scotland is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 5°C and 17°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 2°C and 10°C
- Rain: it rains 197 days and there is a total of approximately 389 mm rainfall
- Snow: it snows an average of 9 days per year
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2086 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 5°C and 17°C|
|Warmest month:||17°C in July|
|Coldest month:||5°C in January|
|Night temperature:||between 2°C and 10°C|
|Dry days:||159 days|
|Days with rain:||197 days|
|Days with snow:||9 days|
|Total rain sum:||389 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||2086 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Scotland.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Scotland.
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Climate table of Scotland
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Scotland. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Scotland might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||5||6||8||10||13||15||17||17||15||12||8||6|
|Night temp. (°C)||2||2||3||4||6||8||10||10||9||7||4||2|
|Days with rain||16||12||15||14||18||20||21||21||14||16||15||15|
|Days with snow||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||2|
|Sun hours per day||4||4||5||7||7||8||7||7||6||4||4||4|
|Wind force (Bft)||4||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||4|
Best time to visit Scotland
To go to Scotland, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In Scotland, July is the warmest month with 17°C and the most cold month is 5°C in January.
Climate of Scotland by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Scotland? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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Populaire bestemmingen in Scotland
- Bridge of Orchy
- Upper Camster
Cities and towns in Scotland