The best times to visit Scarborough for ideal weather are

June 25th to August 26th

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

 

 


Other Scarborough Travel Info

Weather in Scarborough

Temperature

Average temperatures in Scarborough 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 17th 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 Scarborough, 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 66.5°F (19.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.3°F (10.7°C) at night.

Scarborough Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Scarborough 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.

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Scarborough Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Scarborough 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 40.6 36.9 33.1
Feb 41.5 37.1 33.1
Mar 46.3 39.9 34.7
Apr 52 44.6 38.2
May 55.6 48.5 42
Jun 60.6 53.5 47.1
Jul 64.6 57.3 50.9
Aug 64.2 56.8 50.7
Sep 59.8 53.1 47.4
Oct 53.5 48.2 43.4
Nov 46.5 42.3 37.9
Dec 41.2 37.3 33.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.8 2.7 0.6
Feb 5.3 2.8 0.6
Mar 7.9 4.4 1.5
Apr 11.1 7 3.4
May 13.1 9.2 5.6
Jun 15.9 11.9 8.4
Jul 18.1 14.1 10.5
Aug 17.9 13.8 10.4
Sep 15.4 11.7 8.6
Oct 11.9 9 6.3
Nov 8.1 5.7 3.3
Dec 5.1 2.9 0.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Scarborough are April, March, 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 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 mid to late November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Scarborough? 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 Scarborough.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Scarborough (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 26% 0 2.6
Feb 27% 0 2.4
Mar 14% 0 1.5
Apr 13% 0 1.4
May 20% 0 2.1
Jun 21% 0 2.4
Jul 20% 0 2.4
Aug 23% 0 2.5
Sep 17% 0 2.2
Oct 29% 0 3.5
Nov 34% 0 4.4
Dec 31% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 6.6
Feb 27 0 6.1
Mar 14 0 3.8
Apr 13 0 3.6
May 20 0 5.3
Jun 21 0 6.1
Jul 20 0 6.1
Aug 23 0 6.4
Sep 17 0 5.6
Oct 29 0 8.9
Nov 34 0 11.2
Dec 31 0 8.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Scarborough has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (74.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (89.1%).

Wind in Scarborough is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 12.8 knots (14.8 MPH or 23.8 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 21 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 12.8 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Feb 11.3 Significant breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
Mar 11.3 Significant breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Apr 10.2 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
May 11 Significant breeze 16.6 Strong breeze
Jun 9.1 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jul 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.3 Strong breeze
Aug 9.9 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Sep 10.2 Gentle breeze 15.4 Strong breeze
Oct 11.3 Significant breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Nov 11.8 Significant breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Dec 12.1 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 87.5%
Feb 84.8%
Mar 77.1%
Apr 75%
May 74.3%
Jun 77.2%
Jul 78.4%
Aug 79.6%
Sep 84.8%
Oct 86.7%
Nov 89.1%
Dec 88.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Scarborough?

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 Scarborough, the United Kingdom is July, followed by August and June. 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 Scarborough in November. 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 68.7 in November means 68.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Scarborough Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58.4°F (14.7°C) and 44.1°F (6.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Scarborough, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.3°F (16.8°C) and 42.4°F (5.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Scarborough to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.1°F (6.7°C) and 39.3°F (4.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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