Best time to visit Scotland
The best time to visit in Scotland is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Scotland is 17°C in July and the lowest is 5°C in January.
Scotland has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Scotland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.
Average weather Scotland by month
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14 day weather forecast Scotland
The weather for in Scotland will be 16° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
The weather forecast for Scotland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Edinburgh.
Weather forecast this week
|Tuesday 26 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1.0 mm||50%||6 m/s||1|
|Wednesday 27 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|6.8 mm||85%||5 m/s||1|
|Thursday 28 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|10.9 mm||90%||1 m/s||1|
|Friday 29 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|12.4 mm||95%||4 m/s||2|
|Saturday 30 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|4.6 mm||80%||7 m/s||2|
|Sunday 31 Oct||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|5.3 mm||85%||3 m/s||1|
|Monday 1 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0 mm||0%||4 m/s||1|
Weather forecast next week
|Tuesday 2 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.2 mm||15%||5 m/s||1|
|Wednesday 3 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.2 mm||15%||6 m/s||1|
|Thursday 4 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0 mm||0%||3 m/s||0|
|Friday 5 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.1 mm||20%||6 m/s||0|
|Saturday 6 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.2 mm||15%||5 m/s||0|
|Sunday 7 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|3.1 mm||75%||9 m/s||0|
|Monday 8 Nov||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|0.4 mm||25%||9 m/s||0|
Scotland has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Scotland is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.
Climate table of Scotland
|Day temp. (°C)||5||6||8||10||13||15||17||17||15||12||8||6|
|Night temp. (°C)||2||2||3||4||6||8||10||10||9||7||4||2|
|Days with rain||16||12||15||14||18||20||21||21||14||16||15||15|
|Days with snow||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||2|
|Sun hours per day||4||4||5||7||7||8||7||7||6||4||4||4|
|Wind force (Bft)||4||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||4|
Scotland weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for Scotland? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.
Weather experiences Scotland
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- Beinn na Faoghla
- Great Bernera
- Isle of Skye
- Little Bernera
- Pabaigh Mòr
- Saint Kilda
- Shiant Islands
- Soay Beag
- Soay Mòr
- Stac a' Mheadais
- Uibhist a Deas
- Uibhist a Tuath
Popular places in Scotland
- Nether Hutton
- Old Aberdeen
- Fort William
- Kirktown of Slains
- Saint Catherines Wells
Frequently asked questions
Where is Scotland?
Scotland lies in a straight line about 10,312 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Edinburgh). By car the distance is 13,862 km. You are on your way 181 hours and 50 minutes without delay.
How long is the flight to Scotland?
The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Scotland is approximately 12 h. 10 min.
What are the largest airports in Scotland?
These are the largest airports in Scotland:
- London Gatwick Airport – London
- London City Airport – London
- London Heathrow Airport – London
- Birmingham International Airport – Birmingham
- Manchester Airport – Manchester
- Leeds Bradford Airport – Leeds
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Glasgow
- Newcastle Airport – Newcastle upon Tyne
- Nottingham Airport – Nottingham
- East Midlands Airport – Nottingham
- St. Mary's Airport – St Mary's
How many inhabitants are there in Scotland?
Scotland has approximately 5,313,600 inhabitants.
How big is Scotland?
The area of Scotland is around 78,772 km². It is 16x smaller than New Zealand.
What is the capital of Scotland?
The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.
What is the currency of Scotland?
In Scotland the Pound sterling (GBP) is used to pay.
Exchange rates on 26 October 2021
- 1 Pound sterling = 0.049 South African rand
- 1 South African rand = 20.45 Pound sterling
- 10 Pound sterling = 0.489 South African rand
- 10 South African rand = 204.51 Pound sterling
- 100 Pound sterling = 4.89 South African rand
- 100 South African rand = 2,045.11 Pound sterling
What is the area code of Scotland?
The area code to call Scotland is +44.