Best Time to Visit?
The only predictable thing about Scottish weather is that it's unpredictable!
"In Glasgow you have four seasons in one day", this remains as true today as it ever was. One minute we'll have glorious sunshine, the next a shower of rain but then how else would we get the fertile, greenery that covers the country.
When in doubt, just pack an umbrella or a rain jacket!
Whenever you decide to visit, you'll be offered a warm welcome!
(June – August)
Glasgow summers are warm and begin in mid-June.
Although there's a chance for rain pretty much year-round in Glasgow, summer really is the best time to visit.
Not only is the weather nicer during the summer months, tourist attractions have extended visiting hours and you'll be amazed at how long the sun stays up.
Our summer nights are endless, with the sun setting as late as 11pm.
Average temperatures in recent years have hovered around 20°C. You may get lucky as sometimes the temperature will reach 30°C however some days it may sink to lows of 9°C.
(November - March)
As with most of the UK, winter is rather cold in Glasgow.
However, if you have never seen a city covered in snow, this is a great time to visit.
Average temperatures stay around 5°C, if you happen to head out of the city, the snow covered hills and mountains are truly beautiful.
(April - May)
Spring is an unpredictable time in Glasgow, so the best advice is to pack for the rain and cold as well as some pleasant weather.
Average temperature is around 8°C, climbing to 15°C in May.
(September – October)
You can expect decent weather in August and September for Glasgow, with average temperatures of 15°C.
As October and November approach however, rainfall will increase and waterproofs will be needed.