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The climate of the Scottish Highlands (Scotland)
The Scottish Highlands are situated in the northern part of Scotland. This mountainous and sparsely populated area mainly consists of mountains and lakes. The famous Loch Ness is among them. The highest mountain in this region is Ben Nevis which is also the highest point in Great Britain with 1344 meters. The Highlands are divided by a natural pathway into the Grampian Mountain range and the North West Highlands. The largest city in this area is Inverness.
The highlands have a moderate sea climate with many wet periods. The highest summits of this Mountain range are covered in fog almost the entire year round. Precipitation falls throughout the entire year. During the winter snow is not uncommon. Summers are warm and mild with a reasonable amount of sunshine. Because the large amounts of snow that fall during the winter this area is becoming more and more popular as a winter sports destination.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the Scottish Highlands:
Local deviations may occur

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 4 -2 1 22 8
February 5 -1 3 19 7
March 7 1 3 21 7
April 10 2 4 19 8
May 13 5 5 17 10
June 15 8 5 18 12
July 16 10 4 16 14
August 16 10 4 18 14
September 14 8 3 21 14
October 12 5 2 21 13
November 7 2 1 21 12
December 6 -1 1 22 10
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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