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Best time to visit Glasgow, Scotland

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The best time to visit Glasgow is April-June

Glasgow can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April-June is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Glasgow is July, where the average temperature gets to around 17℃ (62℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 19℃ (67℉) on the hottest days in summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Glasgow is around -2℃ (29℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Glasgow, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around June. The wet season in Glasgow falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Glasgow, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

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Glasgow seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Glasgow

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 Glasgow 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.

Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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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FEB
MAR
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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Glasgow in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • 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 Glasgow in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Glasgow in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in August

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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

Glasgow in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Glasgow in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 21 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Glasgow 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 Glasgow is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 17℃ (62℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Glasgow 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 Glasgow is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Glasgow, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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