Shetland Islands
weather, climate and best time to visit





Best time to visit Shetland Islands

If you want to visit any of Shetland Islands, generally the best time to visit is January through November. In this period you have a very cold temperature and little precipitation. The highest average temperature in Shetland Islands is 57°F in August and the lowest is 45°F in January.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather per month in Shetland Islands, the monthly temperature or when the precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Shetland Islands by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 45 45 45 47 49 53 56 57 55 52 49 46
Precipitation (inch) 27 21 23 12 13 9 14 21 21 27 26 30






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Climate Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shetland Islands is 21° degrees and there is about 245 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 78 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate Shetland Islands by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 45 45 45 47 49 53 56 57 55 52 49 46
Night temp. (°F) 42 42 42 44 47 51 54 55 53 50 46 43
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 27 21 23 12 13 9 14 21 21 27 26 30
Days with rain 24 20 22 18 16 13 17 20 20 22 24 25
Days with snow 1 2 2 1 - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 6 6 7 11 15 17 14 11 10 9 6 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 4 7 8 10 8 7 6 4 4 2
Wind force (Bft) 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
UV-index 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2




Shetland Islands weather by month

What is the average Shetland Islands 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.

Shetland Islands weather

The weather for Shetland Islands over the next 14 days will be 41°F till 50° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

5-day weather forecast Shetland Islands

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Snow
Wind
Tuesday
7 february
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48°F
43°F
0.9 in
0 in
13 m/s
Wednesday
8 february
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46°F
39°F
1.5 in
0 in
19 m/s
Thursday
9 february
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41°F
37°F
0.3 in
2.3 in
16 m/s
Friday
10 february
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50°F
37°F
4.5 in
0 in
16 m/s
Saturday
11 february
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48°F
48°F
0.2 in
0 in
13 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Shetland Islands





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Frequently asked questions

Where are the Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands is an archipelago belonging to Scotland. It lies in a straight line 3,275 miles from New York.

The coordinates of Shetland Islands are:

  • Latitude: 60.15
  • Longitude: -1.15

The GPS coordinates are 60° 9' N, 1° 9' W

How long is the flight to the Shetland Islands?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Shetland Islands is approximately 11 h. 20 min.

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What is the currency of the Shetland Islands?

On the Shetland Islands, the Pound sterling (GBP) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 February 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 the Shetland Islands?

The area code to call the Shetland Islands is +44.