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Fife, The Scottish Borders And Edinburgh : Weather & Climate

month average sunlight hours average temperatures average precipitation
(mm)
wet days (>0.25 mm) best months
min C max C min F max F
Jan 2 1 6 34 43 57 17
Feb 3 2 6 36 43 39 15
Mar 4 4 8 39 46 39 15
Apr 5 6 11 43 52 37 14
May 6 7 15 45 59 34 12
Jun 6 9 17 48 63 47 15
Jul 6 11 18 52 64 38 16
Aug 5 11 18 52 64 56 14
Sep 5 9 16 48 61 57 14
Oct 4 7 12 45 54 65 17
Nov 2 4 9 39 48 62 17
Dec 2 2 7 36 45 57 18

The Scottish climate is temperate, and though very changeable, is rarely extreme, except in winter. The country is bathed by the Gulf Stream and is therefore much warmer than many countries in similar latitudes.

The prevailing winds are from the south west, bringing warm, wet air from the Atlantic.

Most visitors come to Scotland between May and September when they can enjoy the best weather and long hours of daylight – due to the country’s northerly latitude. The east coast has a consistently lower rainfall than the rest of the country.

The best times to go biking in Scotland are the spring and summer. However, although a little riskier in terms of weather, the autumn can also be a good time to visit – the colours can be glorious!

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