When is the best time to go to Fort William?

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

  • The best month in Fort William is May
  • February is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, October, November and December

Annual weather in Fort William

For full information about the climate and weather in Fort William a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 34°F/40°F
February 34°F/41°F
March 36°F/45°F
April 40°F/50°F
May 47°F/54°F
June 52°F/59°F
July 54°F/61°F
August 52°F/61°F
September 49°F/58°F
October 45°F/52°F
November 40°F/47°F
December 36°F/41°F

Weather and climate in Fort William

Fort William enjoys a subpolar oceanic climate (with cool summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Fort William is 50°F (ranging from 40°F in january to 61°F in july). Annual rainfall is 94.2in, with a minimum of 4.7in in april and a maximum of 10.9in in december.
  • Between january and april the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 50°F as maximum temperature in april.
  • Between the months of may and september the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 58°F in average and it rains about 39% of the time in september.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to 41°F.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Fort William

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Fort William: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Fort William

Find out when Fort William has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Fort William

  • Very low season in Fort William
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Fort William
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April.
  • High season in Fort William
    The number of visitors to Fort William is high in: August, September and October.
  • Peek season in Fort William
    The largest number of tourists visiting Fort William is during: May, June and July.

Figure: Visitor index for Fort William month by month

Best time for low prices in Fort William

Average prices of hotels in Fort William month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Fort William. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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