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Best time to visit Inverness, Scotland

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The best time to visit Inverness is June

If you’re looking to travel to Inverness for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Inverness is June due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 20℃ (68℉) in the middle of the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Inverness is around -3℃ (27℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Inverness in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Inverness falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Inverness are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Inverness seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Inverness as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Inverness 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 Inverness

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 Inverness 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.

Inverness 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 Inverness 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
APR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Inverness in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in May

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in August

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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

Inverness in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Inverness in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness, 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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