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Glasgow Climate & Weather

Glasgow Climate and Weather


Glasgow has an oceanic climate. Like the rest of Scotland, the weather in Glasgow is unpredictable and several degrees colder than England, but the city has milder weather than many other regions of Scotland. Winters are long and wet, with very cold winds and some snow, with seldom a sign of the sun, but when spring arrives (between March and May) the mild temperatures and colourful flowers in parks and gardens make the city a cheerful place to be. In summer, between June and August, most days start off misty but warm up to sunny, mild afternoons. In summer the average temperatures range between 50°F (10°C) and 67.5°F (19.7°C), and in winter the average temperatures range between 35°F (1°C) and 45°F (7°C).

Scottish weather is generally rather gloomy, so most choose to travel to Glasgow in the middle of summer (July and August) to take advantage of the warmest time of year. Late spring and early autumn, May and September, are also very good months to visit Glasgow as the weather is still comparatively dry and mild, and it is less crowded. Winters are best avoided as they are notoriously cold and wet, with occasional snow, and many attractions are closed.


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