Scotland weather

The Scotland weather guide shows the monthly weather averages (including daytime and night-time temperatures, rainfall and hours of sunshine) for Scotland.

Scotland weather averages

Check the Scotland weather averages for each month of the year including maximum daytime and minimum night-time temperatures, monthly rainfall, number of days with rain and average daily hours of sunshine for Scotland. The Scotland weather averages shown below are for Edinburgh.

Max Day Temperature (°C)

Hours of Sunshine (daily)

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  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Days with some Rainfall

Min Night Temperature (°C)

Monthly Rainfall (mm)

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Scotland weather by month

Check the weather for Scotland for a particular month by selecting from the list below. The Scotland monthly weather averages are for Edinburgh. This gives the best indication of what to expect from the weather months in advance.

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Scotland weather in January

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in January is a cold 5°C (41°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 0°C (32°F). You can expect on average 1 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during January.

  • 5°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Scotland (Edinburgh)5
    5°C max day temperature
  • 1 hours of sunshine per day in January in Scotland1
    1 hour of sunshine per day
  • 20 days with some rainfall in January in Scotland (Edinburgh)20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • -0°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Scotland (Edinburgh)-0
    -0°C min night temperature
  • 84 mm monthly rainfall in January in Scotland (Edinburgh)84
    84 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 84 mm (3.3 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during January with rain falling on 20 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in February

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in February is a cold 6°C (43°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 0°C (32°F). You can expect on average 2 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during February.

  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Scotland (Edinburgh)6
    6°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day in February in Scotland2
    2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in February in Scotland (Edinburgh)17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 0°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Scotland (Edinburgh)0
    0°C min night temperature
  • 60 mm monthly rainfall in February in Scotland (Edinburgh)60
    60 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 60 mm (2.4 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during February with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in March

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in March is a cool 8°C (46°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 1°C (34°F). You can expect on average 3 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during March.

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Scotland (Edinburgh)8
    8°C max day temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day in March in Scotland3
    3 hours of sunshine per day
  • 20 days with some rainfall in March in Scotland (Edinburgh)20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • 1°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Scotland (Edinburgh)1
    1°C min night temperature
  • 70 mm monthly rainfall in March in Scotland (Edinburgh)70
    70 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 70 mm (2.8 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during March with rain falling on 20 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in April

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in April is a cool 11°C (52°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 3°C (37°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during April.

  • 11°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Scotland (Edinburgh)11
    11°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in April in Scotland5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in April in Scotland (Edinburgh)17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 3°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Scotland (Edinburgh)3
    3°C min night temperature
  • 49 mm monthly rainfall in April in Scotland (Edinburgh)49
    49 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 49 mm (1.9 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during April with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in May

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in May is a comfortable 14°C (57°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 5°C (41°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during May.

  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)14
    14°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in May in Scotland5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 5°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)5
    5°C min night temperature
  • 58 mm monthly rainfall in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)58
    58 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 58 mm (2.3 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during May with rain falling on 16 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in June

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in June is a comfortable 17°C (63°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 8°C (46°F). You can expect on average 6 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during June.

  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Scotland (Edinburgh)17
    17°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day in June in Scotland6
    6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 15 days with some rainfall in June in Scotland (Edinburgh)15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 8°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Scotland (Edinburgh)8
    8°C min night temperature
  • 57 mm monthly rainfall in June in Scotland (Edinburgh)57
    57 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 57 mm (2.2 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during June with rain falling on 15 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in July

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in July is a comfortable 18°C (64°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 10°C (50°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during July.

  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Scotland (Edinburgh)18
    18°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in July in Scotland5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in July in Scotland (Edinburgh)16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Scotland (Edinburgh)10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 64 mm monthly rainfall in July in Scotland (Edinburgh)64
    64 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 64 mm (2.5 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during July with rain falling on 16 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in August

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in August is a comfortable 18°C (64°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 10°C (50°F). You can expect on average 5 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during August.

  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Scotland (Edinburgh)18
    18°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day in August in Scotland5
    5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in August in Scotland (Edinburgh)17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 10°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Scotland (Edinburgh)10
    10°C min night temperature
  • 67 mm monthly rainfall in August in Scotland (Edinburgh)67
    67 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during August with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in September

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in September is a comfortable 15°C (59°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 8°C (46°F). You can expect on average 4 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during September.

  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Scotland (Edinburgh)15
    15°C max day temperature
  • 4 hours of sunshine per day in September in Scotland4
    4 hours of sunshine per day
  • 17 days with some rainfall in September in Scotland (Edinburgh)17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 8°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Scotland (Edinburgh)8
    8°C min night temperature
  • 77 mm monthly rainfall in September in Scotland (Edinburgh)77
    77 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 77 mm (3 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during September with rain falling on 17 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in October

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in October is a cool 12°C (54°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 5°C (41°F). You can expect on average 3 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during October.

  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Scotland (Edinburgh)12
    12°C max day temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day in October in Scotland3
    3 hours of sunshine per day
  • 19 days with some rainfall in October in Scotland (Edinburgh)19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 5°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Scotland (Edinburgh)5
    5°C min night temperature
  • 88 mm monthly rainfall in October in Scotland (Edinburgh)88
    88 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 88 mm (3.5 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during October with rain falling on 19 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in November

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in November is a cool 8°C (46°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 2°C (36°F). You can expect on average 2 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during November.

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Scotland (Edinburgh)8
    8°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day in November in Scotland2
    2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 20 days with some rainfall in November in Scotland (Edinburgh)20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • 2°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Scotland (Edinburgh)2
    2°C min night temperature
  • 88 mm monthly rainfall in November in Scotland (Edinburgh)88
    88 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 88 mm (3.5 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during November with rain falling on 20 days of the month.

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Scotland weather in December

The average maximum daytime temperature in Scotland (Edinburgh) in December is a cold 6°C (43°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cold 1°C (34°F). You can expect on average 1 hours of sunshine a day in Scotland (Edinburgh) during December.

  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Scotland (Edinburgh)6
    6°C max day temperature
  • 1 hours of sunshine per day in December in Scotland1
    1 hour of sunshine per day
  • 20 days with some rainfall in December in Scotland (Edinburgh)20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • 1°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Scotland (Edinburgh)1
    1°C min night temperature
  • 79 mm monthly rainfall in December in Scotland (Edinburgh)79
    79 mm of monthly rainfall

On average 79 mm (3.1 inches) of rain normally falls in Scotland (Edinburgh) during December with rain falling on 20 days of the month.

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