The best times to visit Prestwick for ideal weather are

June 25th 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.

 

 


Other Prestwick Travel Info

Weather in Prestwick

Temperature

Average temperatures in Prestwick 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 less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 Prestwick, 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 66.8°F (19.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.6°F (9.8°C) at night.

Prestwick Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Prestwick 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.

Prestwick Perceived Temperature (F)

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Prestwick Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Prestwick 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)
Jan4540.933.8
Feb46.14133.3
Mar4943.134.9
Apr54.647.337.7
May58.651.441.6
Jun635646.4
Jul65.759.148.7
Aug64.458.247.5
Sep61.355.445.1
Oct56.551.141.4
Nov50.345.437.6
Dec45.640.834

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.24.91
Feb7.850.7
Mar9.46.21.6
Apr12.68.53.2
May14.810.85.3
Jun17.213.38
Jul18.715.19.3
Aug1814.68.6
Sep16.3137.3
Oct13.610.65.2
Nov10.27.43.1
Dec7.64.91.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Prestwick are April, June, and then March. 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 to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Prestwick? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Prestwick is often around around November 5th 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 Prestwick.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan41%10.24.1
Feb31%53.52.5
Mar27%18.82.8
Apr20%01.9
May29%02.7
Jun25%02.5
Jul33%03.3
Aug32%03.8
Sep27%02.9
Oct40%4.84.6
Nov37%21.24.4
Dec43%8.84.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan4125.910.4
Feb31135.96.4
Mar2747.87.1
Apr2004.8
May2906.9
Jun2506.4
Jul3308.4
Aug3209.7
Sep2707.4
Oct4012.211.7
Nov3753.811.2
Dec4322.411.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Prestwick has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (68.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.7%).

Wind in Prestwick is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 11.1 knots (12.8 MPH or 20.6 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan11.1Significant breeze18Strong breeze
Feb9.5Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
Mar9.9Gentle breeze16.1Strong breeze
Apr8.6Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
May9.1Gentle breeze14.8Strong breeze
Jun7.4Gentle breeze12.6Significant breeze
Jul7.9Gentle breeze13.1Strong breeze
Aug8.5Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Sep8.5Gentle breeze14.1Strong breeze
Oct9.3Gentle breeze15.2Significant breeze
Nov9.9Gentle breeze16.2Strong breeze
Dec10.7Gentle breeze17.8Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan79.3%
Feb79.1%
Mar74.8%
Apr69.8%
May68.1%
Jun71.1%
Jul73.6%
Aug75.3%
Sep75.8%
Oct77%
Nov78.7%
Dec80.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Prestwick?

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 Prestwick, 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 Prestwick 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Prestwick Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.1°F (16.7°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 moderate precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Prestwick, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.6°F (17°C) and 46.5°F (8.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 12 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 Prestwick to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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