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Best time to visit Aberdeen, Scotland

Our verdict

The best time to visit Aberdeen is May-June

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-June is the best time to go to Aberdeen.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Aberdeen can rise to a maximum of 19℃ (65℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 1℃ (34℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Aberdeen, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Aberdeen, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Aberdeen seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Aberdeen as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Aberdeen is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Aberdeen

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Aberdeen for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Aberdeen climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Aberdeen for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Aberdeen in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Aberdeen in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Aberdeen in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Aberdeen in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Aberdeen in May

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Aberdeen in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Aberdeen in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Aberdeen in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Aberdeen is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (61℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Aberdeen is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Aberdeen is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Aberdeen, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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