Weather in Scotland, United Kingdom in October

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Visiting Scotland, United Kingdom in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (54°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 24.5 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Scotland. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). October is too cold for swimming in Scotland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Scotland in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Scotland in October?

No, October is not a good time for sunbathing in Scotland.

October has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (54°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 24.5 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days.

More about October temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Scotland in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in Scotland for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about October sea temperatures.

Is October a good time to holiday in Scotland?

No, October is not a good time for a holiday in Scotland.

October has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (54°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 2.3cm (0.9inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 24.5 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Scotland. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). October is too cold for swimming in Scotland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the October temperatures and sunshine.

Is Scotland warm in October?

No, Scotland is too cold for sunbathing in October.

The average maximum temperature in Scotland in October is 12°C (54°F). The average maximum temperature is 15°C (59°) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Scotland in October is 10°C (49°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

More info about the October temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Scotland in October?

The average day light hours per day in Scotland in October are 10.4. The sunshine percentage is 23.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day.

More about October sunshine.

Temperature in Scotland in October

The average maximum temperature in Scotland in October is 12°C (54°F). The average maximum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Scotland in October is 10°C (49°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Scotland in October is 7°C (45°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Scotland in October

During October the average day light hours are 10.4 per day in Scotland. The sunshine percentage is 23.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Scotland in October is typically 1.2 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Scotland in October

The average sea water temperature in Scotland in October is 16°C (60.8°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Scotland in October

The average total rainfall in Scotland in October is 2.3cm (0.9inches) and on average there are 24.5 rainy days in October making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Scotland in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Scotland in October is 10°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Scotland in October is typically 92.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.7% in the previous month and 92.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Scotland in October is typically 83.3%. The average relative humidity is 84.3% in the previous month and 83.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Scotland in October

The average maximum wind speed in Scotland in October is typically 38KM/H (24MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 35KM/H (22MPH) in the previous month and 41KM/H (26MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Scotland in October is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average wind speed is 22KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Scotland in October is from the South West.

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