Shetland Islands weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Shetland Islands

The best time to visit in Shetland Islands in Scotland is from May until October, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Shetland Islands is 14°C in August and the lowest is 7°C in January.

Shetland Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Shetland Islands or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Shetland Islands by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 7 7 8 10 12 13 14 13 11 9 8
Precipitation (mm) 68 53 59 31 34 23 35 53 53 69 67 76

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14 day weather forecast Shetland Islands

The weather for in Shetland Islands will be 6° till 8° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 4.4 mm 80% 4 m/s 0
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0.1 mm 10% 5 m/s 0
Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 8.2 mm 90% 8 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 4.9 mm 85% 4 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 7.7 mm 90% 13 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 1.7 mm 65% 9 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 8.1 mm 90% 8 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 4.5 mm 80% 7 m/s 0
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 8.8 mm 90% 9 m/s 0
Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 4.1 mm 80% 9 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 6.0 mm 85% 8 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 3.1 mm 75% 11 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 7.4 mm 90% 9 m/s 0

Climate Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Shetland Islands is 10° degrees and there is about 623 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 78 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Shetland Islands

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 7 7 8 10 12 13 14 13 11 9 8
Night temp. (°C) 6 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 12 10 8 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 68 53 59 31 34 23 35 53 53 69 67 76
Days with rain 24 20 22 18 16 13 17 20 20 22 24 25
Days with snow 1 2 2 1 - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 6 6 7 11 15 17 14 11 10 9 6 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 4 7 8 10 8 7 6 4 4 2
Wind force (Bft) 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
UV-index 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2

Shetland Islands weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Shetland Islands? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are the Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands is an archipelago belonging to Scotland. It lies in a straight line at 599 miles from London.

The coordinates of Shetland Islands are:

  • Latitude: 60.15
  • Longitude: -1.15

The GPS coordinates are 60° 9' N, 1° 9' W

How long is the flight to the Shetland Islands?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to the Shetland Islands is approximately 3 h. 20 min.

What are the airports on the Shetland Islands?

These are the airports that are situated on the Shetland Islands:

What is the currency of the Shetland Islands?

On the Shetland Islands the British pound (GBP) is used to pay.

What is the area code of the Shetland Islands?

The area code to call the Shetland Islands is +44.