Glasgow, where it's located

The climate of Glasgow 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 western part of Scotland, about 20 km (12 mi) from the estuary of the Clyde river, which flows into a fjord.
The average temperature of the coldest month (December) is of 3.8 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 15.2 °C (59 °F). The lowest record is -19.9 °C (-3.8 °F), the highest is 31.2 °C (88 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Glasgow - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)11246911119641
Max (°C)6791215171919161296
Min (°F)343436394348525248433934
Max (°F)434548545963666661544843

Precipitation amounts to 1,320 millimeters (52 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. Since it is on the western side, Glasgow is rainier than the other Scottish cities, and is the rainiest city in the United Kingdom (only mountainous areas are rainier). Rainfall ranges from 65 mm (2.6 in) in the driest months (April, May) to 155 mm (6.1 in) in the wettest (January). Here is the average precipitation.
Glasgow - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)155110125656575801001251451301451320
Prec.(in)6.14.34.92.62.633.13.94.95.75.15.752
Days181317131112131214171816175

On average, there are around 1,350 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Glasgow - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours133565554321

The sea temperature ranges between 7 °C (45 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F). So, it is cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Glasgow - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)87781012141514141210
Temp (°F)464545465054575957575450

Glasgow

Best Time


The best time to visit Glasgow 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.