October Weather in Scotland:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

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

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 October temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
52 41 Scotland 11 5
53 42 Western Scotland 12 6
52 40 Eastern Scotland 11 5
51 41 Northern Scotland 11 5


Average monthly precipitation in October
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
18 Scotland 6.9 176
19 Western Scotland 8.0 203
16 Eastern Scotland 5.2 133
20 Northern Scotland 7.5 190


Total October sun
Region Hours
Scotland 76
Western Scotland 78
Eastern Scotland 83
Northern Scotland 68
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