The best times to visit Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

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

 

 


Other Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye Travel Info

Weather in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye

Temperature

Average temperatures in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye vary little. 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 6th 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 Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 62.8°F (17.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.7°F (8.7°C) at night.

Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye 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.

Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye Perceived Temperature (F)

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Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 46.1 42.8 36
Feb 46.1 42.7 35.6
Mar 48.1 44 36.5
Apr 51.9 46.9 38.3
May 55.2 50.1 41.2
Jun 59.1 54.2 45.1
Jul 61.6 56.7 47.3
Aug 61.1 56.6 47
Sep 59 54.9 45.4
Oct 55.4 51.3 42.3
Nov 50.6 47.1 39.6
Dec 47.1 43.4 36.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.8 6 2.2
Feb 7.8 5.9 2
Mar 8.9 6.7 2.5
Apr 11.1 8.3 3.5
May 12.9 10.1 5.1
Jun 15.1 12.3 7.3
Jul 16.4 13.7 8.5
Aug 16.2 13.7 8.3
Sep 15 12.7 7.4
Oct 13 10.7 5.7
Nov 10.3 8.4 4.2
Dec 8.4 6.3 2.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye are June, April, and then July. 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 late October with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 53% 0 5.4
Feb 42% 0 4.2
Mar 35% 0 3
Apr 27% 0 2.7
May 35% 0 3.4
Jun 25% 0 2.5
Jul 31% 0 3.5
Aug 39% 0 4.5
Sep 32% 0 3.3
Oct 46% 0 5.7
Nov 54% 0 5.7
Dec 55% 0 6.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 53 0 13.7
Feb 42 0 10.7
Mar 35 0 7.6
Apr 27 0 6.9
May 35 0 8.6
Jun 25 0 6.4
Jul 31 0 8.9
Aug 39 0 11.4
Sep 32 0 8.4
Oct 46 0 14.5
Nov 54 0 14.5
Dec 55 0 15.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (76.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (84.2%).

Wind in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 17.8 knots (20.5 MPH or 33 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 28.4 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye.

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 17.8 Strong breeze 26.9 Very strong breeze
Feb 15.7 Significant breeze 23.7 Very strong breeze
Mar 15.5 Significant breeze 23.1 Very strong breeze
Apr 12.5 Significant breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
May 12.9 Significant breeze 19.1 Very strong breeze
Jun 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Jul 10.7 Gentle breeze 16.1 Very strong breeze
Aug 11.8 Significant breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Sep 13.4 Significant breeze 19.2 Very strong breeze
Oct 14.7 Significant breeze 21.7 Strong breeze
Nov 15.9 Significant breeze 24.3 Very strong breeze
Dec 17.1 Strong breeze 26.5 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.5%
Feb 80%
Mar 77.3%
Apr 76.5%
May 76.6%
Jun 80.5%
Jul 84.2%
Aug 83.8%
Sep 81.5%
Oct 79.6%
Nov 78.6%
Dec 77.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye?

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 Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye, the United Kingdom is July, followed by January and August. 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 Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye in April. 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 71.3 in April means 71.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58°F (14.4°C) and 47.2°F (8.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 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 brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 59.9°F (15.5°C) and 47.6°F (8.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 16 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 Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.6°F (8.7°C) and 45°F (7.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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