Weather, climate and best time to go to Scotland

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Scotland

Best time to go to Scotland

Best time to go to Scotland

The best time to go to Scotland is in april and september and october, in which you have a very cold temperature, but little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Scotland is 17° in july and the lowest is 4° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Scotland or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Scotland
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 136 mm 6
Feb 122 mm 5
Mar 104 mm 4
Apr 11° 87 mm 1
May 13° 116 mm 0
Jun 16° 135 mm 0
Jul 17° 167 mm 0
Aug 16° 154 mm 0
Sep 15° 102 mm 0
Oct 12° 120 mm 0
Nov 139 mm 1
Dec 171 mm 5

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Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Scotland indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Scotland.

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Holiday Scotland

Holiday Scotland

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Hotels and apartments in Scotland

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Climate Scotland

Climate Scotland

In Scotland there is the temperate oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Scotland is 11° degrees and there is 1552 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 48 days a year with an average humidity of 90% and an UV-index of 3.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Edinburgh in Scotland per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 136 mm 22 6 3 3 1
Feb 122 mm 19 5 4 3 2
Mar 104 mm 20 4 7 3 2
Apr 11° 87 mm 22 1 7 3 3
May 13° 116 mm 25 0 6 3 3
Jun 16° 135 mm 26 0 4 3 4
Jul 17° 11° 167 mm 27 0 4 3 3
Aug 16° 10° 154 mm 28 0 3 3 3
Sep 15° 102 mm 22 0 8 3 3
Oct 12° 120 mm 22 0 9 3 3
Nov 139 mm 21 1 8 3 2
Dec 171 mm 24 5 2 4 2

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 4° in january in Scotland and at least around 0° degrees. In january there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 136 mm. The it will be dry 3 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 6 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 5° in february in Scotland and at least around 0° degrees. In february there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 122 mm. The it will be dry 4 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 5 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 8° in march in Scotland and at least around 1° degrees. In march there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 4 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 11° in april in Scotland and at least around 3° degrees. In april there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 87 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 1 day in april.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 13° in may in Scotland and at least around 6° degrees. In may there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 116 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 16° in june in Scotland and at least around 9° degrees. In june there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 135 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 17° in july in Scotland and at least around 11° degrees. In july there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 167 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 16° in august in Scotland and at least around 10° degrees. In august there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 154 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 15° in september in Scotland and at least around 8° degrees. In september there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 12° in october in Scotland and at least around 6° degrees. In october there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 120 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Scotland.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 7° in november in Scotland and at least around 3° degrees. In november there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 139 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 1 day in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 5° in december in Scotland and at least around 1° degrees. In december there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 171 mm. The it will be dry 2 days this month in Scotland and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

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Weather statistics Scotland

Weather statistics Scotland

View all weather statistics from Scotland per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Scotland and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Scotland

14 day weather forecast Scotland

The weather for Edinburgh in Scotland will be 16° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Sa20 Oct Su21 Oct Mo22 Oct Tu23 Oct We24 Oct Th25 Oct Fr26 Oct
  Bewolkt Broken wolken Bewolkt Bewolkt Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking Enkele wolken
Max (°C) 15° 16° 11° 13° 12° 11°
Min (°C) 11°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 10% 0% 0% 0% 15% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0.7mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.3mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 2 2 2 1 3 3 4
Weather forecast next week
  Sa27 Oct Su28 Oct Mo29 Oct Tu30 Oct We31 Oct Th1 Nov Fr2 Nov
  Enkele wolken Broken wolken Enkele wolken Broken wolken Bewolkt Bewolkt Zware Regen
Max (°C) 10°
Min (°C) -1°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 15% 10% 15% 85%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.3mm 0.6mm 0.4mm 30.8mm
UV-index
UV-index 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
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About Scotland

About Scotland

Scotland is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Edinburgh. It is 78.772 km² and has a population of 5.313.600. In terms of area, the country is 3,5x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Scotland you have to use +44 or 0044 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +445012457809 or 00445012457809.


Scotland is in a straight line at 537 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 1 hour and 50 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 697 km from London to the capital city Edinburgh and you are about 7 minutes and 20 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Time difference Scotland

Time difference Scotland

In Scotland it is now 22:25 hour in the evening on saturday 20 october 2018. That is equal to the time in United Kingdom. The time zone of Scotland is Europe/London and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.

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Vaccinations Scotland

Vaccinations Scotland

No recommended vaccinations are required for Scotland.

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Reisadvies

Reisadvies Scotland

Reisadvies voor Scotland

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

Dit reisadvies is opnieuw beoordeeld. Er is geen reden voor inhoudelijke aanpassingen.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor Scotland op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency Scotland

Currency Scotland

In Scotland the Britse pond is used to pay.

Exchange rate Britse pond op 20 october 2018

1 Britse pond = € 1,11 euro
100 Britse pond = € 111,45 euro

1 euro = 0,90 Britse pond
100 euro = 89,73 Britse pond

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