Weather in Scotland:
Annual Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

The data here summarize the annual weather for Scotland. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for the year.

The weather averages are given for the country as a whole, and also broken down into three regions.

Western Scotland covers the land from Dumfries and Galloway, north to Argyll and Bute. It includes Glasgow and the Isle of Mull.

Eastern Scotland ranges from Scottish Borders in the south to Aberdeenshire in the north. Major cities in the area include Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Northern Scotland covers the Highlands along with Inverness. It also takes in the Orkney, Shetland and Outer Hebrides Islands.

These measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1981 to 2010.


Average annual temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
51 40 Scotland 11 4
52 41 Western Scotland 11 5
51 39 Eastern Scotland 11 4
50 39 Northern Scotland 10 4


Average yearly precipitation
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
188 Scotland 61.8 1571
191 Western Scotland 70.4 1787
161 Eastern Scotland 46.6 1183
207 Northern Scotland 67.8 1721


Total annual sunshine
Region Hours
Scotland 1187
Western Scotland 1251
Eastern Scotland 1263
Northern Scotland 1080
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