weather, climate and best time to visit
Best time to visit Scotland
To go to Scotland, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In Scotland, July is the warmest month with 63°F and the most cold month is 41°F in January.
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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Scotland, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.
Weather data from: Edinburgh
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Scotland has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Scotland is 22° degrees and there is about 153 inch 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 Scotland by month
Weather data from: Edinburgh
Scotland weather by month
What is the average Scotland weather like in a given month? 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.
The weather for Scotland over the next 14 days will be 41°F till 52° with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
The weather forecast for Scotland is based on the weather in Edinburgh.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Scotland?
Scotland lies in a straight line about 3,209 miles from United States (New York → Edinburgh). By car the distance is 436 miles. The total travel time is 7 hours and 20 minutes.
How long is the flight to Scotland?
The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Scotland is approximately 11 h. 10 min.
What are the largest airports in Scotland?
These are the largest airports in Scotland:
- London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London
- London City Airport (LCY) in London
- Birmingham International Airport (BHX) in Birmingham
- Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester
- Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in Leeds
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) in Glasgow
- Newcastle Airport (NCL) in Newcastle upon Tyne
- East Midlands Airport (EMA) in Nottingham
- Nottingham Airport (NQT) in Nottingham
Airports on the well-known islands of Scotland:
- St Mary's
St. Mary's Airport (ISC) in Hugh Town
How many inhabitants does Scotland have?
Scotland has 5,313,600 inhabitants.
How big is Scotland?
The surface area of Scotland is 48,949 mi². It is 5x smaller than United States.
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 for payment.
Exchange rates on 30 January 2023
- 1 US dollar = 0.75 Pound sterling
- 1 Pound sterling = 1.33 US dollar
- 100 US dollar = 75.44 Pound sterling
- 100 Pound sterling = 132.55 US dollar
What is the area code of Scotland?
The area code to call Scotland is +44.