Glasgow Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
Glasgow has a Oceanic climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cold, overcast winters and does not have distinct seasons as is the case with some other cities. Glasgow has milder weather than much of the rest of Scotland and rarely experiences very extreme weather meaning Glasgow can be visited throughout the year. On average the hottest month is July in summer and the coldest is January in winter. Rainfall is heavier during the winter months however Glasgow can experience rain throughout the year. Located in the south of Scotland, the average temperature in Glasgow can be a few degrees cooler than is the case for the South of England.

The weather is unpredictable as with the rest of the UK and it is possible to see elements of all four seasons in one day. The city may experience some snowfall in the winter although heavy and sustained snowfall in the city is rare. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Glasgow to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip.

The days are at their shortest and the temperature at the coolest, the days can be crisp and clear therefore if visitors do not mind the cold, it is possible to enjoy visiting Glasgow in winter. There is the possibility of snowfall during this time and it can get cold so visitors are advised to bring warm clothing. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 6°C and 7°C.

The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Glasgow. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Glasgow if visitors prefer the weather mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 9°C and 16°C.

Most days in summer range from mild to warm with the possibility of some infrequent hotter days, the days are at their longest in the summer. There may be overcast and humid conditions in the summer. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 18°C and 20°C.

The climate can vary from some pleasantly mild days particularly at the start of September to cooler and colder days in October and November. Autumn is a good time to visit Glasgow as it avoids the peak summer tourist season whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly at the start of September. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 9°C and 16°C.

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