Weather in Scotland


springThe climate of Scotland is temperate oceanic. Warmed by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic, Scotland has a milder climate than areas of similar latitude in the rest of Europe. However, it also means that it has cooler and wetter summers.

The west part of Scotland is generally warmer than the east. Rainfall varies a lot from place to place and the sunniest city is Tiree. Snowfall is not common in the lowlands but becomes more so in the Highlands and as the altitude rises.

Temperature and Rainfall Tables

Here are some average temperatures for the most important cities in Scotland:

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Edinburgh

Month High (F) Low (F) High (C) Low (C) Precip (cm)
January 41 35 5 2 6
February 42 34 6 1 7
March 46 36 8 2 4.7
April 51 38 10 3 4.25
May 56 42 14 5 4.6
June 60 47 16 8 5.2
July 63 49 17 10 5.6
August 64 50 18 10 6.2
September 60 47 15 9 6
October 52 43 11 6 10.2
November 46 38 8 4 7.1
December 41 34 5 1 8.3

Current conditions and forecast at Edinburgh Airport

Glasgow

Month High (F) Low (F) High (C) Low (C) Precip (cm)
January 43 35 6 1 8.7
February 44 35 7 2 7.9
March 48 37 9 3 7.5
April 53 38 12 4 4.7
May 59 43 15 6 3.4
June 63 48 17 9 3.9
July 67 52 19 11 5
August 66 51 19 11 5.25
September 61 47 16 9 5.7
October 54 43 12 6 8.5
November 48 38 9 3 6.7
December 44 35 6 2 7.5

Current conditions and forecast for Glasgow