Shetland Islands
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Shetland Islands

The best time to visit in Shetland Islands in Scotland is from May until October, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Shetland Islands is 14°C in August and the lowest is 7°C in January.

Shetland Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Shetland Islands 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 Shetland Islands by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 7 7 8 10 12 13 14 13 11 9 8
Precipitation (mm) 68 53 59 31 34 23 35 53 53 69 67 76



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14 day weather forecast Shetland Islands

The weather for Shetland Islands will be around 6° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Snow
UV
Sunday
16 january
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8°C
5°C
2.3 mm
55%
10 Bft
WNW
0 cm
1
Monday
17 january
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9°C
5°C
1.1 mm
35%
6 Bft
WNW
0 cm
1
Tuesday
18 january
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9°C
7°C
0 mm
0%
9 Bft
ZW
0 cm
1
Wednesday
19 january
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9°C
-2°C
4.8 mm
80%
13 Bft
NW
1.5 cm
1
Thursday
20 january
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3°C
-2°C
0.7 mm
50%
11 Bft
NNW
0.7 cm
1
Friday
21 january
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5°C
2°C
0.3 mm
10%
5 Bft
NNW
0 cm
1
Saturday
22 january
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8°C
3°C
0.7 mm
25%
6 Bft
WNW
0 cm
1
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Snow
UV
Sunday
23 january
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8°C
6°C
0.5 mm
20%
6 Bft
W
0 cm
1
Monday
24 january
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9°C
6°C
1.8 mm
50%
8 Bft
W
0 cm
1
Tuesday
25 january
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7°C
2°C
0.8 mm
30%
9 Bft
NW
0 cm
1
Wednesday
26 january
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8°C
1°C
8.4 mm
80%
7 Bft
WNW
0 cm
1
Thursday
27 january
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5°C
2°C
0.3 mm
15%
5 Bft
WNW
0 cm
1
Friday
28 january
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8°C
6°C
4.1 mm
65%
9 Bft
W
0 cm
1
Saturday
29 january
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9°C
6°C
0.8 mm
25%
8 Bft
W
0 cm
1

Climate Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shetland Islands is 10° degrees and there is about 623 mm 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 table of Shetland Islands

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 7 7 8 10 12 13 14 13 11 9 8
Night temp. (°C) 6 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 12 10 8 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 68 53 59 31 34 23 35 53 53 69 67 76
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 weather like in a given month for Shetland Islands? 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 are the Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands is an archipelago belonging to Scotland. It lies in a straight line at 5,270 km 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.

What are the airports on the Shetland Islands?

These are the airports that are situated on the Shetland Islands:

What is the currency of the Shetland Islands?

On the Shetland Islands the Pound sterling (GBP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 January 2022

  • 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.