Scotland: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the perfect time to go to Scotland from seasonal averages in many locations like Dundee or Glasgow, right here.

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When is the best time to go to Scotland?

When is the best time to go to Scotland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Scotland, the weather is at least tolerable in August and September
  • The best months to go to Edinburgh are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Edinburgh are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is December
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Scotland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad Scotland in january
very bad Scotland in february
very bad to bad* Scotland in march
very bad to bad* Scotland in april
bad to tolerable* Scotland in may
bad to tolerable* Scotland in june
bad to tolerable* Scotland in july
tolerable to good* Scotland in august
tolerable Scotland in september
bad Scotland in october
very bad to bad* Scotland in november
very bad to bad* Scotland in december

When to go to Scotland by city

Edinburgh

Best time to go to Edinburgh

The best months to go to Edinburgh are may, june, july, august and september.

Glasgow

Best time to go to Glasgow

The best months to go to Glasgow are may, june, july, august and september.

Aberdeen

Best time to go to Aberdeen

The best months to go to Aberdeen are june, july, august and september.

Dundee

Best time to go to Dundee

The best months to go to Dundee are may, june, july, august and september.

Inverness

Best time to go to Inverness

The best time to visit Inverness is august.


Climate and Weather in Scotland

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Temperatures and rainfall in Scotland

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Scotland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Scotland

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cities in Scotland (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Scotland

What can I do in Scotland?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Scotland reliable?

Climate data for Scotland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Scotland allows us to determine the average for each month in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Loch Ness Lake, Oban, Shetland islands, and 76 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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