August Weather in Scotland:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

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

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 August temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
62 49 Scotland 17 9
63 50 Western Scotland 17 10
63 49 Eastern Scotland 17 9
60 49 Northern Scotland 16 9


Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
15 Scotland 4.6 117
15 Western Scotland 5.5 140
13 Eastern Scotland 3.6 91
16 Northern Scotland 4.7 121


Total August sun
Region Hours
Scotland 134
Western Scotland 144
Eastern Scotland 144
Northern Scotland 120
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