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Weather in August in Scotland


I will be vacationing in Scotland in late August, specifically from 20/8/19 - 29/8/19. What clothing should I wear? Do I need an umbrella? Do I need rainboots? How often does it rain in Scotland in the summer? Does the temperature rise and fall unexpectedly and if so, what would be the best thing to do if this happens?


  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    August can be a bit of a lucky dip. I would suggest coming prepared for all kinds of weather - and the easiest way to do this is to bring layers you can easily add and remove, including something waterproof. Rain boots might not be necessary - it all depends on what kinds of activities you're planning to do. If you're just walking around our cities and towns you should be fine with whatever footwear you normally wear on a walking day. 
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • NicPeNicPe Member
    Great thanks! I decided to visit in the summer because I don't want the hassle of wearing coats or extra layers like long-johns or thermals or extra socks or anything really that would restrict movement and take time to put on. Do light sweaters, jeans, lighter rain jackets, and sneakers work? I normally wear sneakers on walking days.
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