The best times to visit Aberdeenshire and Moray for ideal weather are

June 25th to August 12th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Aberdeenshire and Moray Travel Info

Weather in Aberdeenshire and Moray

Temperature

Average temperatures in Aberdeenshire and Moray 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 10th 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 Aberdeenshire and Moray, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 66.9°F (19.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.5°F (9.2°C) at night.

Aberdeenshire and Moray Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Aberdeenshire and Moray Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Aberdeenshire and Moray Perceived Temperature (F)

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Aberdeenshire and Moray Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Aberdeenshire and Moray 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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan42.436.829.5
Feb44.537.930.6
Mar48.940.531.6
Apr54.844.834.4
May57.948.437.9
Jun62.153.444.2
Jul665748
Aug64.455.746.8
Sep61.552.843.7
Oct54.947.238.6
Nov48.141.733.9
Dec43.437.329.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.82.7-1.4
Feb6.93.3-0.8
Mar9.44.7-0.2
Apr12.77.11.3
May14.49.13.3
Jun16.711.96.8
Jul18.913.98.9
Aug1813.28.2
Sep16.411.66.5
Oct12.78.43.7
Nov8.95.41.1
Dec6.32.9-1.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Aberdeenshire and Moray 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 early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th 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 Aberdeenshire and Moray? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Aberdeenshire and Moray is often around around November 19th 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 Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Aberdeenshire and Moray (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan26%3.93
Feb23%12.2
Mar18%1.91.8
Apr20%0.82
May23%02.4
Jun23%03
Jul23%03.4
Aug22%03.1
Sep17%01.9
Oct23%0.83
Nov31%0.93.2
Dec26%1.43

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan269.97.6
Feb232.55.6
Mar184.84.6
Apr2025.1
May2306.1
Jun2307.6
Jul2308.6
Aug2207.9
Sep1704.8
Oct2327.6
Nov312.38.1
Dec263.67.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Aberdeenshire and Moray has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (66.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (78.8%).

Wind in Aberdeenshire and Moray is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.5Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Feb6.7Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Mar7.4Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Apr6.2Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
May6.4Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Jun5.2Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Jul5.3Light breeze11Significant breeze
Aug5.4Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Sep5.9Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
Oct6.1Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Nov6.5Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Dec7.4Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan76.8%
Feb75%
Mar69.3%
Apr67.8%
May66.6%
Jun71.9%
Jul73.3%
Aug73.1%
Sep72.4%
Oct76.1%
Nov78.8%
Dec77.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Aberdeenshire and Moray?

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 Aberdeenshire and Moray, the United Kingdom is August, followed by July and September. 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 Aberdeenshire and Moray 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 62.8 in December means 62.8% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Aberdeenshire and Moray Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.8°F (16.6°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Aberdeenshire and Moray, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Aberdeenshire and Moray to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.9°F (8.8°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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