Climate Information for Lerwick


This page presents averages based on long-term climate trends. A specific daily weather forecast for Lerwick is available from the BBC.

Climate Description:

Winters in Lerwick are usually cool for Scotland, with February daily temperatures of about 5.9°C and nights cooling off to 1.8°C in the coldest month. Summers are cool, with daytime temperatures in August typically reaching 15.0°C and nights dipping to 10.5°C. Rainfall in Lerwick is typical, totalling 1188 mm in a typical year. Precipitation tends to fall more in the winter, falling over about 195 days per year. Lerwick has low sunshine totals, with 1120 hours of sunshine recorded in a typical year.

Climate Averages:

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual Average
High Temperature (°C)
Low Temperature (°C)
Sunshine (hours per day)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual Total
Sunshine (hours per month)3057951311811451251281026936211120
Precipitation (mm)13211411866505563801021341391351188
Days with Precipitation211819141011121216202121195
Days of Air Frost66520000002627

Temperature Chart:

Precipitation Chart:

Sunshine Chart:

Please note that the information on this page describes long-term climate averages and cannot be relied upon for predictions of the weather. While every effort has been made to produce the best climate estimates possible, users should be aware that they may contain errors. Further explanation is available about our climate information, how the data was derived, estimates of error, and details about the original data sources.

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