The best times to visit Glasgow for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

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


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Weather in Glasgow

Temperature

Average temperatures in Glasgow 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 8th 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 Glasgow, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 68.4°F (20.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49°F (9.4°C) at night.

Glasgow Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Glasgow 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.

Glasgow Perceived Temperature (F)

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Glasgow Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Glasgow 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)
Jan43.339.233
Feb4539.732.5
Mar48.541.934
Apr54.946.636.7
May58.950.640.5
Jun64.155.744.6
Jul6758.648
Aug65.157.346.3
Sep61.354.244.1
Oct55.549.339.9
Nov48.743.736.5
Dec43.438.732.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan6.340.6
Feb7.24.30.3
Mar9.25.51.1
Apr12.78.12.6
May14.910.34.7
Jun17.813.27
Jul19.414.88.9
Aug18.414.17.9
Sep16.312.36.7
Oct13.19.64.4
Nov9.36.52.5
Dec6.33.70.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Glasgow are June, September, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Glasgow? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Glasgow is often around around October 22nd 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 Glasgow.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Glasgow (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan48%1.26.9
Feb38%6.34.3
Mar35%14.1
Apr31%0.82.8
May33%03.4
Jun28%02.9
Jul34%04.2
Aug40%05.3
Sep29%03.7
Oct43%63.85.8
Nov46%2.66.4
Dec52%4.27

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan48317.5
Feb381610.9
Mar352.510.4
Apr3127.1
May3308.6
Jun2807.4
Jul34010.7
Aug40013.5
Sep2909.4
Oct43162.114.7
Nov466.616.3
Dec5210.717.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Glasgow has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (70.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (85.3%).

Wind in Glasgow is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by January and February. March’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 15.9 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 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Glasgow.

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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
Jan8.6Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Feb7.8Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
Mar8.6Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Apr7.7Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
May7.7Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Jun6.6Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Jul6.5Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Aug6.7Light breeze11.8Significant breeze
Sep6.9Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze12.5Significant breeze
Nov7.5Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Dec7.6Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan83.4%
Feb82.1%
Mar76.2%
Apr71%
May70.3%
Jun72.3%
Jul75.7%
Aug79%
Sep80.4%
Oct83.7%
Nov84.4%
Dec85.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Glasgow?

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 Glasgow, the United Kingdom is July, followed by January 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 Glasgow 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.4 in December means 66.4% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Glasgow Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Glasgow, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 44.7°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 14 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 Glasgow to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.1°F (8.4°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 11 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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