The best times to visit Stranraer for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Stranraer Travel Info

Weather in Stranraer

Temperature

Average temperatures in Stranraer 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 15th 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 Stranraer, 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 66.2°F (19°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.8°F (11°C) at night.

Stranraer Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Stranraer 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.

Stranraer Perceived Temperature (F)

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Stranraer Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Stranraer 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)
Jan45.24135.5
Feb46.241.135.5
Mar4942.535.4
Apr54.246.738.5
May5850.842.9
Jun62.855.547.7
Jul65.158.150.9
Aug64.257.650.8
Sep61.354.947.7
Oct56.750.743.4
Nov50.645.839.6
Dec46.241.535.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.351.9
Feb7.95.11.9
Mar9.45.81.9
Apr12.38.23.6
May14.410.46.1
Jun17.113.18.7
Jul18.414.510.5
Aug17.914.210.4
Sep16.312.78.7
Oct13.710.46.3
Nov10.37.74.2
Dec7.95.31.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stranraer are April, June, and then May. 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 Stranraer? 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 Stranraer.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan43%04.8
Feb34%03.3
Mar25%02.7
Apr20%02
May25%02.5
Jun24%03.1
Jul29%03
Aug36%04.5
Sep27%03
Oct42%05.7
Nov40%05
Dec41%05.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan43012.2
Feb3408.4
Mar2506.9
Apr2005.1
May2506.4
Jun2407.9
Jul2907.6
Aug36011.4
Sep2707.6
Oct42014.5
Nov40012.7
Dec41013.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Stranraer has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (77.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (84.4%).

Wind in Stranraer is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 12.3 knots (14.1 MPH or 22.7 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 20.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan12.3Significant breeze19.7Strong breeze
Feb10.7Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
Mar10.5Gentle breeze17.4Strong breeze
Apr9.3Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze
May9.7Gentle breeze16Strong breeze
Jun8.5Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Jul8.4Gentle breeze14.2Strong breeze
Aug9.2Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Sep8.9Gentle breeze14.7Strong breeze
Oct9.9Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Nov11Significant breeze18Strong breeze
Dec11.7Significant breeze19.2Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan83.3%
Feb84.4%
Mar80.2%
Apr77.1%
May77.8%
Jun80.1%
Jul84.1%
Aug84.2%
Sep83.1%
Oct83.1%
Nov82.8%
Dec83.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Stranraer?

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 Stranraer, 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 Stranraer 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 somewhat 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 Stranraer Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.5°F (16.4°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Stranraer, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.2°F (16.8°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 13 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 Stranraer to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.7°F (8.7°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°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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