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 August, the weather is good across more than 9% of the territory of Scotland
  • 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 January
  • 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:

January 36°F to 45°F
51%
February 36°F to 45°F
45%
March 40°F to 47°F
40%
April 45°F to 50°F
41%
May 49°F to 54°F
48%
June 52°F to 59°F
50%
July 58°F to 63°F
54%
August 56°F to 61°F
55%
September 52°F to 59°F
43%
October 47°F to 56°F
45%
November 40°F to 50°F
47%
December 36°F to 49°F
47%
* 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 july and august.

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 july, 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.


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.
Edinburgh43°F45°F49°F54°F58°F63°F67°F65°F61°F56°F49°F43°F
Glasgow41°F43°F49°F54°F58°F63°F65°F63°F59°F54°F47°F43°F
Aberdeen43°F45°F47°F50°F56°F59°F63°F63°F59°F54°F49°F45°F
Dundee41°F45°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F65°F61°F56°F49°F43°F
Inverness41°F43°F47°F52°F58°F61°F65°F63°F61°F54°F47°F41°F
Loch Ness Lake38°F40°F45°F52°F56°F61°F63°F61°F58°F52°F43°F40°F
Oban43°F45°F47°F52°F56°F59°F63°F61°F59°F54°F49°F45°F
Perth41°F43°F47°F52°F58°F61°F65°F65°F61°F54°F47°F41°F
Shetland islands47°F47°F47°F49°F52°F54°F59°F59°F58°F54°F50°F49°F
Skye47°F47°F47°F50°F54°F58°F61°F59°F59°F56°F50°F49°F
Thurso45°F45°F47°F50°F54°F58°F61°F61°F59°F54°F50°F47°F
Anstruther45°F45°F49°F50°F56°F59°F65°F63°F61°F56°F50°F47°F
Arbroath45°F45°F49°F50°F54°F59°F63°F63°F61°F56°F50°F47°F
Ardrossan45°F45°F49°F52°F56°F61°F63°F63°F61°F56°F50°F47°F
Aviemore38°F40°F43°F50°F54°F59°F63°F61°F58°F50°F43°F38°F
Ayr45°F45°F49°F52°F56°F61°F65°F63°F61°F56°F50°F47°F
Blairgowrie40°F43°F47°F52°F58°F61°F65°F63°F59°F54°F47°F41°F
Bo'ness41°F43°F49°F54°F58°F63°F67°F65°F61°F54°F47°F43°F
Brora43°F45°F49°F50°F56°F59°F63°F63°F59°F54°F49°F45°F
Buckie43°F45°F49°F50°F56°F59°F63°F63°F59°F56°F49°F45°F

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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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