The best times to visit Northern Highlands 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.
Northern Highlands Travel Guide
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Weather in Northern Highlands
Average temperatures in Northern Highlands 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 3rd 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 Northern Highlands, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 65.6°F (18.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.5°F (9.2°C) at night.
Northern Highlands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Northern Highlands 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.
Northern Highlands Perceived Temperature (F)
Northern Highlands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Northern Highlands 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 Northern Highlands are June, July, and then September. 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th 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 Northern Highlands? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northern Highlands is often around around January 8th 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 Northern Highlands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northern Highlands (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
Northern Highlands has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (69% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.9%).
Wind in Northern Highlands is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and February. 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 20.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northern Highlands.
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||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Feb||8.2||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.8||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Apr||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|May||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.8||Light breeze||13.1||Strong breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||7.6||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||7.5||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Northern Highlands?
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 Northern Highlands, 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 Northern Highlands 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 Northern Highlands Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 46°F (7.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 11 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 the least precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northern Highlands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 61.3°F (16.3°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°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 Northern Highlands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.4°F (8°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.