Monthly weather forecast and climate
Shetland, United Kingdom

January, the same as December, is another cold winter month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 1.8°C (35.2°F) and 5.9°C (42.6°F). In January, the average high-temperature is 5.9°C (42.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.8°C (35.2°F). Weather in January »
February, the last month of the winter, in Shetland, is also a cold month, with average temperature varying between 1.5°C (34.7°F) and 5.5°C (41.9°F). February is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 5.5°C (41.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 1.5°C (34.7°F). Weather in February »

March, the first month of the spring, in Shetland, is a chilly month, with average temperature fluctuating between 2°C (35.6°F) and 6.4°C (43.5°F). The average high-temperature, is 6.4°C (43.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 2°C (35.6°F). Weather in March »

April, the same as March, in Shetland, United Kingdom, is another chilly spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 8.1°C (46.6°F) and an average low of 3.5°C (38.3°F). In Shetland, in April, the average high-temperature is 8.1°C (46.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.5°C (38.3°F). Weather in April »

May, the last month of the spring, in Shetland, is a cool month, with average temperature ranging between min 5.4°C (41.7°F) and max 10.4°C (50.7°F). The average high-temperature, is 10.4°C (50.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 5.4°C (41.7°F). Weather in May »

The first month of the summer, June, is still a cool month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 12.4°C (54.3°F) and 7.7°C (45.9°F). In June, the average high-temperature is 12.4°C (54.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 7.7°C (45.9°F). Weather in June »

July is a mild summer month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with temperature in the range of an average low of 9.9°C (49.8°F) and an average high of 14.3°C (57.7°F). In Shetland, the average high-temperature is 14.3°C (57.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 9.9°C (49.8°F). Weather in July »

The last month of the summer, August, is another mild month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 10.2°C (50.4°F) and 14.5°C (58.1°F). August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 14.5°C (58.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 10.2°C (50.4°F). Weather in August »

The first month of the autumn, September, is still a cool month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature ranging between min 8.7°C (47.7°F) and max 12.8°C (55°F). The average high-temperature, in September, is 12.8°C (55°F), while the average low-temperature is 8.7°C (47.7°F). Weather in September »

October, the same as September, is a cool autumn month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 6.4°C (43.5°F) and 10.2°C (50.4°F). In October, the average high-temperature is 10.2°C (50.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.4°C (43.5°F). Weather in October »

The last month of the autumn, November, is another chilly month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature ranging between min 3.9°C (39°F) and max 7.8°C (46°F). In Shetland, in November, the average high-temperature is 7.8°C (46°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.9°C (39°F). Weather in November »

The first month of the winter, December, is still a chilly month in Shetland, United Kingdom, with average temperature fluctuating between 2.2°C (36°F) and 6.3°C (43.3°F). The average high-temperature, in December, is 6.3°C (43.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 2.2°C (36°F). Weather in December »

How much does it rain in Shetland?

Throughout the year, in Shetland, there are 201.6 rainfall days, and 1256.9mm (49.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the coldest month in Shetland?

With an average high-temperature of 5.5°C (41.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 1.5°C (34.7°F), February is the coldest month.

When is the sea coldest in Shetland?

March is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 7.8°C (46°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

What is the driest month in Shetland?

May is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 10.8 days and accumulates 53.4mm (2.1") of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Shetland?

With an average of 5.8h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year.

When are the longest days in Shetland?

With an average of 18.9h of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Shetland.

What is the warmest month in Shetland?

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 14.5°C (58.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 10.2°C (50.4°F).

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Shetland?

The month with the warmest seawater in Shetland is August, with an average sea temperature of 13.3°C (55.9°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

What is the rainiest month in Shetland?

The month with the most rainfall in Shetland is November when the rain falls for 21.4 days and typically aggregates up to 146mm (5.7") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Shetland?

With an average of 5.9h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Shetland?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 0.6h of sunshine.
Average temperature - Shetland, United Kingdom
Average rainfall - Shetland, United Kingdom

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (146mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (53.4mm).

Average rainfall days - Shetland, United Kingdom

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (21.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (10.8 days).

Average sea temperature - Shetland, United Kingdom

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (7.8°C).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Shetland, United Kingdom
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