Braemar, where it's located

The climate of Braemar is oceanic, with cold, rainy winters and cool, cloudy summers. The wind often blows, and can sometimes be stormy, especially in the colder half of the year.
The city is located in the Highlands, at an altitude of 340 meters (1,115 feet), 10 km (6 mi) from Crathie, where Balmoral Castle is located. The climate is not very different from that of the main Scottish cities, but given the altitude, it is a bit colder in winter, moreover, being in the interior and in a valley, during cold spells the temperatures drop a lot, when the air settles on the ground. In fact, Braemar shares with another village, Altnaharra, located further north, the cold record of the British Isles: -27.2 °C (-17 °F), set in January 1982.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 1.5 °C (35 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 13.6 °C (56 °F). The lowest record is -27.2 °C (37.4 °F), the highest is 28 °C (82 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Braemar - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-2-1014799641-2
Max (°C)4571013161818151175
Min (°F)283032343945484843393428
Max (°F)394145505561646459524541

Precipitation amounts to 930 millimeters (36.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 55 mm (2.2 in) in the driest months (April, June) to 115 mm (4.5 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Braemar - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)10575755560556570801159590930
Prec.(in)4.1332.22.42.22.62.83.14.53.73.536.6
Days161315111211111212151414156

On average, there are around 1,220 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Braemar - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours123565554211

Braemar

Best Time


The best time to visit Braemar is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, there are often cloudy skies, wind, rain and a bit of cold at night.