The best times to visit Aberdeen for ideal weather are
June 25th to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Aberdeen Travel Guide
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Weather in Aberdeen
Average temperatures in Aberdeen vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 9th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Aberdeen, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 65.4°F (18.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.8°F (8.8°C) at night.
Aberdeen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Aberdeen Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Aberdeen Perceived Temperature (F)
Aberdeen Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Aberdeen Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Aberdeen are September, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.
When can you find snow in Aberdeen? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Aberdeen is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Aberdeen.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Aberdeen (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Aberdeen has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (69.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (80.1%).
Wind in Aberdeen is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 19.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Aberdeen.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.4||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Feb||8.7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||8.3||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.4||Gentle breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Dec||8.9||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Aberdeen?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 06, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom is July, followed by September and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Aberdeen in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Aberdeen Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.9°F (15.5°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Aberdeen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Aberdeen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.9°F (8.8°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.