Scotland weather, climate and best time to visit

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 5 6 8 10 13 15 17 17 15 12 8 6
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30
Climate data from city: Edinburgh

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14 day weather forecast Scotland

The weather for in Scotland will be 17° till 11° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Scotland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Edinburgh.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
13.5 mm 95% 4 m/s 2
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
14.0 mm 95% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
9.5 mm 90% 5 m/s 3
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
3.1 mm 75% 4 m/s 1
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
1.6 mm 60% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
6.1 mm 85% 5 m/s 1
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
26.3 mm 95% 4 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
2.2 mm 70% 8 m/s 2
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3
Wednesday 6 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0.1 mm 10% 5 m/s 0
Thursday 7 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 mm 10% 2 m/s 0
Friday 8 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0.3 mm 20% 3 m/s 0
Saturday 9 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
1.7 mm 65% 5 m/s 0
Sunday 10 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
3.2 mm 75% 8 m/s 0

Climate Scotland

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30
Days with rain 16 12 15 14 18 20 21 21 14 16 15 15
Days with snow 2 2 2 - - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 13 14 14 16 13 10 10 10 16 15 14 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Edinburgh

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Scotland?

Scotland lies in a straight line about 6,183 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Edinburgh). By car the distance is 8,581 km. You are on your way 96 hours and 50 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Scotland?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Scotland is approximately 9 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Scotland?

These are the largest airports in Scotland:

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 10x smaller than Pakistan.

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 27 September 2021

  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.005 Pakistani rupee
  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 211.79 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 0.047 Pakistani rupee
  • 10 Pakistani rupee = 2,117.88 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 0.47 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 21,178.77 Pound sterling

What is the area code of Scotland?

The area code to call Scotland is +44.