What weather to expect in Scotland
Scotland is part of United Kingdom. The climate of United Kingdom is temperate, weather is moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current. More than one-half of the days are overcast. Weather is usually quite unstable here. Generally speaking, you can expect cool and often cloudy weather. You can also expect warmer weather in the southern part of UK.
When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Aberdour, Aberfeldy, Achiltibuie, Ailsa Craig, Angus, Annan, Arbroath, Ardlui, Ardrossan, Argyll and Bute, Arisaig, Armadale, Aviemore, Ayr, Ayrshire, Balloch, Balmaha, Banchory, Banff, Barra, Bearsden, Benbecula, Berneray, Birnam, Birsay, Blair Atholl, Bo'ness, Brae, Bressay, Bridge of Allan, Broadford, Bunessan, Burntisland, Burra, Cairngorms National Park, Caithness and Sutherland, Calgary, Callander, Campbeltown, Canna, Carbost, Carluke, Carrbridge, Castle Douglas, Central Belt, Clydesdale, Clydeside, Coatbridge, Colbost, Coll, Colonsay, Craignure, Crianlarich, Crieff, Culloden, Culross, Cumbernauld, Dalkeith, Dingwall, Dollar, Dornie, Douglas, Doune, Drummore, Drumnadrochit, Drymen, Dulnain Bridge, Dumbarton, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Dunbar, Dunblane, Dundee, Dunfermline, Dunkeld, Dunoon, Dunvegan, Durness, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Eigg, Elgin, Elgol, Eriskay, Fair Isle, Falkirk, Fife, Fionnphort, Forfar, Forres, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Foula, Fraserburgh, Gairloch, Gardenstown, Girvan, Glasgow, Glenbrittle, Glencoe, Glenelg, Glenfinnan, Gourock, Grantown on Spey, Great Bernera, Greenock, Gretna, Gullane, Haddington, Hamilton, Harris, Hawick, Hebrides, Helensburgh, Helmsdale, Hillswick, Holy Island, Hoy, Huntly, Inner Hebrides, Inveraray, Inverbeg, Inverkip, Inverness, Iona, Irvine, Islay, Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute, Isle of Jura, Isle of Lismore, Jedburgh, John o'Groats, Kelso, Kilbirnie, Kilcreggan, Kilmarnock, Kilmartin, Kilsyth, Kilwinning, Kingussie, Kinlochbervie, Kirk Yetholm, Kirkcaldy, Kirkcudbright, Kirkintilloch, Kirkwall, Knoydart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyleakin, Lanark, Largs, Lerwick, Lesmahagow, Leven, Leverburgh, Lewis, Linlithgow, Livingston, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Loch Ness, Lochbuie, Lochinver, Lockerbie, Lossiemouth, Mallaig, Melrose, Methlick, Millport, Milngavie, Moray, Motherwell, Muck, Mull, Musselburgh, New Lanark, Newton Stewart, North Berwick, North East Scotland, North Queensferry, North Uist, North West Highlands Geopark, Oban, Orkney Islands, Outer Hebrides, Paisley, Papa Westray, Peebles, Perth, Perth and Kinross, Peterhead, Pitlochry, Plockton, Polmont, Portree, Portsoy, Prestwick, Raasay, Rannoch Moor, Ross and Cromarty, Rosyth, Rousay, Rum, Salen, Sanday, Scalloway, Scottish Borders, Scottish Highlands, Selkirk, Shapinsay, Shetland Islands, Skipness, Skye, Sligachan, Small Isles, South Queensferry, South Ronaldsay, South Uist, South West, St Andrews, St Kilda, Stein, Stenness, Stirling, Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire, Stonehaven, Stoneywood, Stornoway, Stranraer, Strathpeffer, Stromness, Strontian, Sumburgh, Tain, Tarbert, Tarbet, Taynuilt, Tayvallich, The Great Glen and Strathspey, The Lothians, The Summer Isles, Thurso, Tiree, Tobermory, Torridon, Tranent, Trondra, Troon, Uig, Ullapool, Unst, Walls, West Kilbride, Westhill, Westray, Wick, Yell.
Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Glasgow and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 11.4 ℃ (52.52 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 6.1 ℃ (42.98 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 16.9. The least rainy month here is June, the average number of rainy days is 11.8.
When travelling around Scotland, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in United Kingdom is Ben Nevis (1343 m) and the lowest point is The Fens (-4 m). So the differences in altitudes in this country are not negligible and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)
Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Scotland. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December