May Weather in Scotland:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

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

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 May temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
55 41 Scotland 13 5
57 42 Western Scotland 14 5
55 40 Eastern Scotland 13 5
54 40 Northern Scotland 12 5


Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
13 Scotland 3.3 85
13 Western Scotland 3.6 92
12 Eastern Scotland 2.9 74
14 Northern Scotland 3.4 87


Total May sun
Region Hours
Scotland 178
Western Scotland 188
Eastern Scotland 177
Northern Scotland 172
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