Situated on Scotland's northeastern coast, Aberdeen has decidedly chilly weather. Summer remains cool and cloudy, bringing little respite from the cold winter months.
Winter is from December to February. The average temperature during these months is 38°F (3°C), though wind and humidity can make it feel colder. In June, summer arrives in Aberdeen. July is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 57°F (14°C). Rarely, a warm spell may arrive, pushing the mercury above 68°F (20°C).
The sun only makes brief appearances during December and January, with average sunshine hours in these months amounting to one or two hours a day. Aberdeen's high latitude means that the length of days varies widely. In mid-winter, the sun sets before 4pm, while it can set as late as 10pm during the summer.
Rain is a seemingly ever-present companion in Aberdeen, so it's best to keep an umbrella on hand year round.
►For info on public transport and driving in the city, see Getting Around in Aberdeen
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