The best times to visit Wester Ross for ideal weather are

June 18th 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.


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Weather in Wester Ross

Temperature

Average temperatures in Wester Ross 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 14th 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 Wester Ross, 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 64.3°F (17.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.1°F (11.7°C) at night.

Wester Ross Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Wester Ross 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.

Wester Ross Perceived Temperature (F)

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Wester Ross Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Wester Ross 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)
Jan45.341.737
Feb45.941.736.8
Mar48.343.238
Apr5346.740.4
May56.249.843.6
Jun60.254.148.4
Jul62.957.152.1
Aug62.256.651.6
Sep59.454.349.3
Oct55.250.545.4
Nov49.945.740.6
Dec46.342.137.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.45.42.8
Feb7.75.42.7
Mar9.16.23.3
Apr11.78.24.7
May13.49.96.4
Jun15.712.39.1
Jul17.213.911.2
Aug16.813.710.9
Sep15.212.49.6
Oct12.910.37.4
Nov9.97.64.8
Dec7.95.62.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wester Ross are June, July, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Wester Ross? 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 Wester Ross.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan53%06.4
Feb46%04.4
Mar38%04.3
Apr32%03.3
May36%04.1
Jun24%02.3
Jul29%03.2
Aug40%04.6
Sep45%04.7
Oct50%06.3
Nov53%06.3
Dec56%06.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan53016.3
Feb46011.2
Mar38010.9
Apr3208.4
May36010.4
Jun2405.8
Jul2908.1
Aug40011.7
Sep45011.9
Oct50016
Nov53016
Dec56017.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Wester Ross has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (70.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.6%).

Wind in Wester Ross is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 12.1 knots (13.9 MPH or 22.4 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 22.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.1Significant breeze19.8Strong breeze
Feb10.6Gentle breeze17.4Strong breeze
Mar11.3Significant breeze18.4Strong breeze
Apr9.1Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
May9Gentle breeze15.1Strong breeze
Jun7.6Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Jul7.9Gentle breeze13.2Strong breeze
Aug8.3Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Sep9.4Gentle breeze15.4Strong breeze
Oct10.5Gentle breeze17.1Strong breeze
Nov10.6Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
Dec12Significant breeze19.5Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan76.5%
Feb76.5%
Mar73.8%
Apr71.6%
May70.8%
Jun74.7%
Jul77.5%
Aug78.6%
Sep77.9%
Oct75.4%
Nov76.9%
Dec75.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Wester Ross?

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 Wester Ross, 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 Wester Ross 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 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 Wester Ross Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.3°F (15.2°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 12 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 7 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wester Ross, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 13 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 Wester Ross to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.9°F (8.3°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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