Weather in Scotland in may 2022

Here, check out the weather forecast for may for most popular cities in Scotland. These forecasts are statistics for may from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in may in Edinburgh

tolerable weather

Weather at 6am
47°F

CloudyCloudy
36% of time

Partly Cloudy

30%

Clear/Sunny

21%

Fog

11%

Weather at 12pm
56°F

CloudyCloudy
50% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Clear/Sunny

18%

Moderate rain at times

5%

Weather at 6pm
54°F

CloudyCloudy
33% of time

Partly Cloudy

30%

Clear/Sunny

28%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Weather at 3am
45°F

Partly Cloudy

28%

Fog

19%

Clear/Sunny

18%

Cloudy

15%

More information about the weather in Edinburgh in may


Where to go in Scotland in may?

Where to go in Scotland in may: destination map

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Where should you go in Scotland in may when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Scotland in may ranges from tolerable to bad depending on the region and city.

A slight increase in temperature is noticeable throughout the Scottish territory. Yet, the heat is not part of the privileges of those who come to re-energize. Warm and comfortable clothes are therefore imperative to obtain a true feeling of comfort. In addition, rainfall increases in frequency and intensity in areas such as the west and north. Only cities in the east of the country enjoy a relatively mild climate throughout May in Scotland.

West of Scotland in May

The days of May are characterized by the alternation of rain and beautiful sun. If the locality of Skye has been chosen as a destination in the west, or that of Oban located further south, expect to have frequent rains. Sometimes it is fine rains, other times the precipitation manifests itself in the form of drizzle. Still, wearing waterproof clothing will allow to enjoy the scenery and nature.

Eastern Scotland in May

Temperatures rise by a few degrees Celsius. The weather throughout May in Scotland goes from barely acceptable to adequate, because in the middle of day the thermometer displays values close to 13° C. However, this small increase in temperature is also accompanied by a renewal of rain. For this reason, prepare to face the showers, which can occur both in the middle of the day and in the afternoon. Rest assured that there will always be privileged moments with beautiful sun to enhance one's stay.

Northern Scotland and the Shetland Islands in May

The weather in Scotland throughout May is influenced by the location of Scotland. It is also influenced by sea currents coming from the Atlantic, which causes a high degree of humidity. In addition to having to face the cold since the temperatures are around 10° C, we must also expect the relatively abundant rains which characterize the middle of the days and the evenings.



Climate in Scotland in may

Climate in Edinburgh in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Edinburgh is 54°F (maximum temperature is 58°F and minimum temperature is 52°F). The climate is rather cool here in this month, but it is endurable by dressing cosy. With 1.4in over 9 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.
With a correct weather, may is okay (but not good month) for traveling in this locality in Scotland.

May
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 58°F
Lowest temperature 52°F
Sea temperature 50°F
Rainfall 1.4in
Number of days with rainfall 9 day(s)
(28%)
Humidity 79%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 55%
Length of day 16:21
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Edinburgh in may

Climate in Glasgow in may

In may, maximum temperature is 58°F and minimum temperature is 52°F (for an average temperature of 54°F). The climate is rather fresh in that locality in the month of may, but it is livable when dressing cosy. With 1.8in over 10 days, rain may occur for your trip. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct climate, the month of may is okay (but not the best month) for traveling in Glasgow.

May
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 58°F
Lowest temperature 52°F
Sea temperature 50°F
Rainfall 1.8in
Number of days with rainfall 10 day(s)
(33%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 16:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Glasgow in may

Climate in Aberdeen in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Aberdeen is 52°F (maximum temperature is 54°F and minimum temperature is 50°F). The climate is relatively cool there in the month of may, but it is endurable when dressing hot. With 1.2in over 8 days, rainfall can happen for your holidays. But this is reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a bad climate, may is not the best time to go in this locality in Scotland.

May
Average temperature 52°F
Highest temperature 54°F
Lowest temperature 50°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 1.2in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(26%)
Humidity 80%
Daily sunshine hours 13
Cloud cover 51%
Length of day 16:35
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Aberdeen in may

Climate in Dundee in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 56°F and minimum temperature is 47°F (for an average temperature of 52°F). The climate is relatively fresh in this location in may, but it is endurable by dressing hot. With 1in over 6 days, rainfall can happen for your journey. But this is pretty moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.
With proper weather, may is okay (but not good time) for traveling there in Scotland.

May
Average temperature 52°F
Highest temperature 56°F
Lowest temperature 47°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 1in
Number of days with rainfall 6 day(s)
(18%)
Humidity 91%
Daily sunshine hours 15
Cloud cover 53%
Length of day 16:26
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Dundee in may

Climate in Shetland islands in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 50°F and minimum temperature is 47°F (for an average temperature of 49°F). The climate is quite cold in that area in may, but it is endurable when dressing hot. With 0.6in over 4 days, you will experience some showers for your trip. But this is rather reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a bad weather, may is not the best time to go in Shetland islands in Scotland.

May
Average temperature 49°F
Highest temperature 50°F
Lowest temperature 47°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 0.6in
Number of days with rainfall 4 day(s)
(11%)
Humidity 79%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 17:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Shetland islands in may

All cities in Scotland in may

Edinburgh in maytolerable weather
Glasgow in maytolerable weather
Aberdeen in maybad weather
Dundee in maytolerable weather
Shetland islands in maybad weather
Inverness in maytolerable weather
Loch Ness Lake in maybad weather
Oban in maybad weather
Perth in maytolerable weather
Skye in maybad weather
Thurso in maybad weather
Anstruther in maybad weather
Arbroath in maybad weather
Ardrossan in maytolerable weather
Aviemore in maybad weather
Ayr in maytolerable weather
Blairgowrie in maytolerable weather
Bo'ness in maytolerable weather
Brora in maybad weather
Buckie in maybad weather
Burntisland in maytolerable weather
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Weather data for Scotland in may:

Weather data for Scotland in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Scotland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Scotland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Scotland.


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