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Best time to visit St Andrews, Scotland

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The best time to visit St Andrews is May-June

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit St Andrews? Look no further! May-June is the best time to go to St Andrews due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The warmest month of the year in St Andrews is July, where the average temperature gets to around 17℃ (62℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 19℃ (66℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (37℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in St Andrews, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to St Andrews in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit St Andrews, 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

July

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St Andrews seasons

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

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 St Andrews 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.

St Andrews 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 St Andrews 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

St Andrews in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Andrews in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


St Andrews in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

St Andrews in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Andrews in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Andrews 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 St Andrews 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 St Andrews 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 St Andrews 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 St Andrews, 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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