When is the best time to go to Glasgow?

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

  • The best months in Glasgow are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are January, July, August, October, November and December

Annual weather in Glasgow

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

January 38°F/43°F
February 38°F/43°F
March 38°F/47°F
April 41°F/52°F
May 49°F/58°F
June 54°F/63°F
July 56°F/65°F
August 54°F/63°F
September 50°F/59°F
October 47°F/54°F
November 41°F/49°F
December 38°F/43°F

Weather and climate in Glasgow

Glasgow enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Glasgow is 54°F (ranging from 43°F in january to 65°F in july). Annual rainfall is 67.9in, with a minimum of 3.4in in april and a maximum of 7.2in in december.
  • Between january and april the climate is very unfavorable. The temperature rises to 52°F and you can expect to have 3.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to september the climate is okay. The record temperature this month is 77°F.
  • In october the climate is not good. the thermometer goes up to 54°F°C.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 43°F as maximum temperature in december and, in december, 11 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Glasgow

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Glasgow: 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 Glasgow

Find out when Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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

Figure: Visitor index for Glasgow month by month

Best time for low prices in Glasgow

Average prices of hotels in Glasgow month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Glasgow

A return flight between London and Glasgow is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 69 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 24 more for your airline ticket to Glasgow if you go in july.

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Average price of hiring a car in Glasgow

On average, it costs $ 51 per day to hire a car in Glasgow. This price varies by $ 25 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 39 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 63.

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