Best time to go to Scotland for a perfect weather and where to go?

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

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:

  • The best months to go to Edinburgh are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Edinburgh are June, July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • 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
January 1°C to 7°C
59%
February 2°C to 7°C
53%
March 4°C to 8°C
47%
April 7°C to 10°C
50%
May 9°C to 13°C
54%
June 11°C to 15°C
57%
July 14°C to 17°C
63%
August 13°C to 16°C
66%
September 11°C to 15°C
50%
October 8°C to 13°C
52%
November 4°C to 10°C
58%
December 2°C to 9°C
59%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Scotland by cities

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 months to go to Inverness are may, june, july, august and september.

Loch Ness Lake

Best time to go to Loch Ness Lake

The best months to go to Loch Ness Lake are may, august and september.


Other cities and places in Scotland

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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.

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Where to go in Scotland?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Edinburgh6°C7°C9°C12°C14°C17°C19°C18°C16°C13°C9°C6°C
Glasgow5°C6°C9°C12°C14°C17°C19°C18°C16°C13°C8°C6°C
Aberdeen6°C7°C9°C11°C13°C15°C18°C18°C16°C13°C9°C7°C
Dundee6°C7°C9°C12°C14°C17°C19°C18°C16°C13°C9°C6°C
Inverness5°C6°C9°C12°C14°C16°C19°C18°C16°C12°C8°C5°C
Loch Ness Lake3°C4°C8°C11°C14°C16°C18°C17°C15°C11°C6°C4°C
Oban6°C7°C9°C11°C13°C16°C17°C17°C15°C13°C9°C7°C
Perth5°C6°C8°C11°C14°C17°C18°C18°C16°C12°C8°C5°C
Shetland islands8°C8°C8°C9°C11°C13°C15°C15°C14°C12°C10°C9°C
Skye8°C7°C8°C10°C12°C15°C16°C16°C15°C13°C10°C9°C
Thurso7°C7°C9°C10°C12°C14°C16°C16°C15°C13°C10°C8°C
Anstruther7°C7°C9°C11°C13°C15°C18°C18°C16°C13°C10°C8°C
Arbroath7°C7°C9°C11°C13°C15°C18°C17°C16°C13°C10°C8°C
Ardrossan7°C7°C9°C11°C13°C16°C18°C17°C16°C14°C10°C9°C
Aviemore3°C4°C7°C10°C13°C15°C17°C16°C14°C11°C6°C3°C
Ayr7°C7°C9°C11°C14°C17°C18°C17°C16°C14°C10°C8°C
Blairgowrie4°C6°C8°C11°C14°C17°C18°C18°C16°C12°C7°C5°C
Bo'ness5°C6°C9°C12°C14°C17°C19°C18°C16°C13°C8°C6°C
Brora7°C7°C9°C10°C12°C15°C17°C17°C15°C13°C9°C7°C
Buckie7°C7°C9°C11°C13°C15°C17°C17°C16°C13°C10°C8°C

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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, Perth, and 76 other cities.

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

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